Each year, UI conducts a two-week medical mission to provide reparative surgical care to indigent children born with facial deformities, primarily clefts of the lip and palate.
Uplift Internationale relies on health care professionals and others who donate their time and expertise, as well as fund 85 to 100 percent of their travel expenses.
The mission crew totaling 49 volunteers arrived in Marinduque on January 30, 2016 via ferry. Despite the long journey they were up first thing Sunday morning to begin screening. A total of 34 children were screened with 30 being good candidates for surgery. Day 1 of surgeries started on Monday. More to follow this week… More