LaSalud.mx. -Operation Smile AC, a non-profit organization of global importance for its leadership, commitment and quality in the care of patients with cleft lip and / or palate, held its important event for women in medicine for the first time in Latin America; this time it was Peru, the place that witnessed a series of activities that took place over 10 days, in which volunteer doctors and women from the health sector experienced proximity to medicine, research and exploited their surgical skills, in addition to connecting with children through this initiative through the full medical service offered in the Program.
This program, which in 2022 will be implemented in: Morocco, Peru, the Philippines and Malawi are
surgical program performed only by women volunteers who seek to promote
gender leaders in the health sector through a platform that promotes opportunities for
developing their careers through training, leadership and mentoring programs and that
It is also composed of a comprehensive medical service that offers nutrition, psychology, pathology
language, among many other factors.
“The goal of Women in Medicine corresponds to the goal of promoting the reduction of this
a void that cripples women in the health sector. We even have a schedule of
study to better understand the experience of our women’s team. with this event
what we are looking for is to celebrate the women in the health sector who provide this operation
Smile offers the highest level of surgical procedures and multidisciplinary care
patients with cleft lip and / or palate worldwide. ”, They commented Katie Maggie, chairwoman
and co-founder of Operation Smile.
In this issue of Women in Medicine, with the participation of 120 volunteers
representing 15 countries in Latin America and the world. The program began on June 8 with a
day there were educational sessions where experts covered the topic of empowerment and inclusion
women in the health sector from different perspectives. Topics such as the role of
women in the health sector, nutrition, women in research, nurses, oral care and
In addition, medical and student volunteers highlighted their stories and experiences
Operation Smile, which seeks to inspire girls and women of new generations to pursue careers in medicine and demonstrate the impact they can have, namely through these activities, Operation Smile. seeks to stimulate her career to emphasize the representation of women leaders in healthcare.
The participants in Women in Medicine had the opportunity to participate in training sessions, mentoring sessions and seminars, tools that provide immediate benefits to patients and health systems in the countries where the organization operates.
In addition to the experimental part, educational sessions were held, 154 ratings for
patients at Carrión Hospital in Lima and the goal is to perform more than 72 operations
in the next few days.
Women in medicine is also part of a recently announced commitment to Ten years,
for which the organization will continue to work with medical professionals worldwide,
governments, hospitals and other non – profit organizations to create different models of
Globally, it is believed every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip and / or palate, and
with the support of Operation Smile. globally, the goal is to reduce the number of returns to each
one of the boys and girls the beautiful smile they deserve.