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Mölnlycke team members set off on a life-changing mission

Mölnlycke will be joining Operation Smile in the field for the Future of Smiles medical mission organized by the Inga Health Foundation in collaboration with Operation Smile which will help to transform the lives of children in India.

Girl holding picture of herself with cleft lip
Operation Smile in India

Our four team members, Chia Wei Loh from Malaysia, Kimberly Miner from the US, Concepcion Vazquez from Spain and Sami Ahsani from Sweden – accompanied by Alejandra Ellerås from the corporate giving core team – will arrive in Hyderabad, India on 23 March. After transferring to Vijayawada in the country’s Andhra Pradesh region, the Mölnlycke team will support the medical team as they provide surgical care for people with cleft lip and cleft palate.

Supporting children and parents

As well as providing organisational and administrative support, our team members will assist patients and their families by playing with young patients to keep them calm and happy before surgery and help create a patient-centered environment at the mission site.

These four colleagues are the latest in a long line of Mölnlycke employees that have volunteered with Operation Smile. So far, more than 50 employees have taken part in Operation Smile surgical missions, from Paraguay to Vietnam. As a company, we have donated more than USD 4.4 million in Biogel gloves and other surgical supplies.

Watch out for more updates

We’ve asked the team to let us know how they are getting on by sending us pictures and updates direct from the Future of Smiles mission site. Watch out for their updates from their week-long medical mission.

About the operation smile/ Inga Health Foundation partnership

Operation Smile and the Inga Health Foundation are working to increase access to surgery in India. Together, they are conducting surgical programs in strategic locations, opening and sustaining surgical centers in various states, and engaging with key government stakeholders through “Future of Smiles” medical missions to promote statewide collaboration. This partnership allows both organisations to have greater impact than what each could accomplish individually and allows patients continuous access to care channels for surgery and rehabilitation.

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