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First medical mission in Ethiopia
For the past decade, Operation Smile has conducted medical programs in several cities across Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa, Aksum, Jimma, and Mek’ele. In addition, Operation Smile has been dedicated to providing surgery coupled with training and education programs to build in-country medical capacity in Ethiopia. Operation Smile established a partnership with Jimma University Specialized Hospital in 2012 to implement comprehensive training programs.
Over the past 10 years, Operation Smile has conducted 25 medical missions in Ethiopia and provided surgical care to more than 1,900 patients with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.