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Operation Smile General Appeal

Operation Smile Australia

Operation Smile Australia Ltd (OSA) is a private not-for-profit volunteer medical services organisation providing reconstructive surgery and related health care to children and young adults born with severe, yet rectifiable, cranio-facial deformities in developing countries. OSA brings together Australian health professionals with the public and private health sectors to provide voluntary care to improve the quality of life for the children, families and communities that share in the Operation Smile experience, and continues to create and foster international partnerships, build trust, bridge cultures and bestow dignity at home and abroad.

OSA was founded in 1999 by renowned Queensland plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Richard Lewandowski, and his wife Sue Lewandowski. Since then OSA and its expanding teams of Australian medical, nursing and allied healthcare volunteers have assisted in improving the lives of more than 3000 children in the following countries: Vietnam, India and China.

How will the funds be used?

Funds will be used to achieve OSA's 3 guiding objectives, which are:

  • World Care Program: to bring children with severe craniofacial deformities to Australia for treatment.
  • Craniofacial Medical and Educational Missions: to treat children in their own country while educating and training the local medical teams and establishing treatment units.
  • Clinical Observerships: to provide training opportunities in Australia for suitably qualified doctors from developing countries in all aspects of craniofacial surgery.

    Key Areas of Expenditure

    Medical and travel expenses

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, it will be issued by Operation Smile Australia a little while after your donation.

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