Operation Smile is an international medical charity whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from around all over the world is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children from more than 60 countries. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 240,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term sufficiency in resource-poor environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so that they are empowered to treat their local communities and help others around the world. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment and supplies and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide centres.
OPERATION SMILE SOUTH AFRICA
Operation Smile expanded its reach to South Africa in 2006. Since inception, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) has conducted nearly 50 missions across Africa and currently serves as the regional hub for Central and Southern Africa. Their work includes multiple missions to the DRC, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. While they continue to expand their footprint they can look back on over 6, 000 lives changed and look forward to changing untold more in the future.
Supporting Operation Smile South Africa
Ivohealth and Sunstar GUM are proud to support Operation Smile South Africa. In 2014 they sponsored dentist Dr Jean van Lierop and his Team AmaGumGum in the Cipla Miles for Smiles Mad Run. This February they are donating a Sunstar GUM toothbrush on behalf of every person that completes the #FreshBreathQuest.
Every 3 minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
A baby born with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before celebrating their first birthday.
One in every 1000 children globally is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
For more information visit their website http://southafrica.operationsmile.org/
Or find them on Facebook.
How fresh is your oral care knowledge? Take Sunstar GUM’s #FreshBreathQuest this February to find out.
There are awesome prizes worth over R15, 000 up for grabs! For every person that completes the quest, Sunstar GUM will donate a toothbrush to Operation Smile South Africa.
The main prize, valued at R10, 000, includes a Tsogo Sun family mini-break (worth up R7, 000) and an oral care kit worth over R3, 000, containing a Philips Sonicare powerbrush, a rechargeable Panasonic Oral Irrigator and Sunstar GUM products.
There are also 10 Sunstar GUM fresh breath kits to win (worth R539 each), packed with innovative Sunstar GUM oral care products for fresh breath and a healthy smile.
To enter, go to www.ivohealth.co.za/freshbreathquest before 28 February 2017.
Terms and conditions apply.