Mexico: TecateSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate Deformities

May 17, 2024

Date(s) - 05/17/2024 - 05/21/2024
All Day

Hospital Clinica Cerro Azul


This project location, while having a rudimentary “hospital” in reality, is held in a field first aid clinic with a storage facility built by SMILES with some assistance for purchase of several anesthesia machines, sterilizers, operating room suction and lighting and tables. The entire two operating rooms with their full equipment, PACU, preoperative and postoperative areas require a set up team to lead the advance while the patients are being screened and examined/scheduled to make ready the hospital for the intensive surgical theatre.

Estimated Number of Children to be treated: 50 treated and 15 with surgery under Pediatric specialty Anesthesia, hundreds of patients screened and treatment planned.