Provide quality surgical and dental services to poor and under-privileged children and young adults in various countries throughout the world as well as facilitate the transfer of education, knowledge and recent innovations to the local medical communities.
At its inception, Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) went to one country to help a handful of children and with a goal. That goal was to build sustainable health care, education and social services infrastructure, thereby enhancing life in the underserved areas of the world. Today, 25 years later, MMFC now conducts close to 20 missions a year and has operated on over 27,000 children. MMFC accomplishes its goals by building long-term relationships and sending volunteer teams to more than 15 countries in those 25 years. Overall, the need is staggering with more than 170,000 children born with cleft lip and palate deformities each year and a backlog of over eight million children and adults who are born with these congenital facial deformities and are currently awaiting this surgery. MMFCs seeks to increase access to care for children in some of the more isolated and under-served areas of the world while at the same time creating a sustainable health care model.