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Philippines

1982
First medical mission in the Philippines

Since 1982, Operation Smile has conducted medical programs in 73 cities across the Philippines. Operation Smile's global volunteer network includes more than 220 medical professionals and non-medical volunteers who donate their time in the Philippines and around the world. Over the last 33 years, Operation Smile has provided free reconstructive surgery to more than 26,400 patients and dental care to more than 5,100 patients in the Philippines to patients with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.

At a glance

Population: 
107,668,231
Area: 
300,000 sq km
Capital: 
Manila