AMERICA/COLOMBIA - "Return to smile": medical campaign of reconstructive surgery for children

Thursday, 19 January 2017 development  


Cartagena (Agenzia Fides) - This year doctors and volunteers of the American NGO Healing The Children will carry out a selection among children between 0 to 17 years of age, who need reconstructive surgery. "Return to smile" is the name of the initiative that the NGO has pursued for twenty years in favor of children suffering from cleft palate, burns, cleft lip and congenital malformations (with functional problems). According to information sent to Fides, during the 20 days provided for surgery, which will end on February 18, the organizers estimate that a thousand children will undergo surgery. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 19/01/2017)