Biosoc are delighted to announce that Operation Smile co-founders Bill and Kathy Magee will be speaking to us this Thursday, the 10th of October, at 5pm in the Stanley Quek lecture theatre, BMSI. The Magees are fantastic speakers, and this should prove to be a fascinating talk for anyone interested in Medicine, Dentistry, Speech and Language Therapy or Nursing. It will also be informative for anyone with an interest in volunteer work.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles, forever changing their lives.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life.
Operation Smile is the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 3.5 million comprehensive patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities. They train local doctors in over 60 developing countries and strengthen healthcare systems so more children in some of the poorest areas in the world can be treated.
Admission to this event is free, and we hope to see as many students as possible there.