Our Work

Medical Mission

What is a medical mission?

Medical Mission is comprised of a team of 35-40 accredited medical and non-medical volunteers, including plastic surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses, a paediatrician, dentist, speech pathologist, child life specialists, biomedical technicians and medical records specialists, from both China and abroad, who travel to the remote areas of the mainland to treat children with cleft condition during a week.

After proper surgery and follow up treatment, children are able to finally close their mouths, allowing them to eat and drink properly. For children with cleft palates, their mouth and nose are finally separated, reducing the chance of infections. The ability to speak properly is also restored.

What about cleft?

A cleft lip is an opening in the lip while a cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth. It is possible to have a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. Children with clefts often experience dental problems, ear infections, and difficulty eating. Clefts also affect a child’s ability to speak properly, making it difficult to communicate.

Clefts are congenital defects that occur early in embryonic development, but the exact cause is still uncertain. It is believed that clefts are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Locations of Medical Mission and our completion of surgeries

Baoshan, Yunnan (Mar 2023)
Zhengzhou, Henan (Mar 2023)
Xi’an, Shaanxi (Jun 2023)
Bijie, Guizhou (Jul 2023)
Ziyang, Sichuan (Aug 2023)
Garze, Sichuan (Aug 2023)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Sept 2023)
Fengkai, Guangdong (Oct 2023)

Qiannanzhou, Guizhou (Jul 2022)
Liupanshui, Guizhou (Jul 2022)
Nanchang, Jiangxi (Aug 2022)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Sept 2022)
Qiandongnan, Guizhou (Nov 2022)
We accomplished 350 surgeries in 2022.

Liupanshui, Guizhou (Apr 2021)
Handan, Hebei (Jun 2021)
Xian, Shanxi (Jun 2021)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Jul 2021)
Nanchang, Jiangxi (Aug 2021)
Ganzi, Sichuan (Oct 2021)
Baoshan, Yunnan (Dec 2021)
We accomplished 302 surgeries in 2021.

Nanchang, Jiangxi (Aug 2020)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Oct 2020)
Qiandongnan, Guizhou (Oct 2020)
Dali, Yunnan (Nov 2020)
We accomplished 222 surgeries in 2020.

Dali, Yunnan (Mar 2019)
Wulanchabu, Neimenggu (Apr 2019)
Wenchuan, Sichuan (May 2019)
Xian, Shanxi (May 2019)
Qamdo, Tibet (Jun 2019)
Zhengzhou, Henan (Jul 2019)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Aug 2019)
Nangqian, Qinghai (Sept 2019)
Guangyuan , Sichuan (Sept 2019)
Fengkai , Guangdong (Oct 2019)
Lasha , Tibet (Oct 2019)
Linhai , Zheijang (Oct 2019)
We accomplished 732 surgeries in 2019.

Zhengzhou, Henan (Apr 2018)
Bijie, Guizhou (May 2018)
Changsha, Hunan (Jun 2018)
Changdu, Tibet (Aug 2018)
Dejiang , Guizhou (Sept 2018)
Fengkai, Guangdong (Oct 2018)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Nov 2018)
We accomplished 788 surgeries in 2018.

Dali, Yunnan (Mar 2017)
Bijie, Guizhou (Apr 2017)
Zhengzhou, Henan (May 2017)
Xian, Shanxi (May 2017)
Luzhou, Sichuan (Jun 2017)
Ziyang, Sichuan (Aug 2017)
Changdu, Tibet (Aug 2017)
Zunyi, Guizhou (Sept 2017)
Fengkai, Guangdong (Oct 2017)
We accomplished 763 surgeries in 2017.

Over the years, our mission locations have reached across Mainland China.