Operation Smile - Morocco - 2008
The Angus Lawson Dental Centre
Operation Smile coordinate medical mission sites in developing countries that repair childhood facial deformities whilst building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children.
It takes 45 minutes and £150 for Operation Smile’s cleft lip surgery to take place. In 2008, Operation Smile were looking to dramatically increase the number of children treated and also the efficiency and comprehensive manner in which they could deliver care.
The proposal to ALMT was to bolster the Moroccan Care Centre that opened in Casablanca. This Centre has not only increased the number of children treated, but also the way in which care was delivered. Each child treated at the centre receives surgical treatment, dental care, speech therapy, and post operative care for as long as needed. There are education programmes conducted at the care centre, an incredibly valuable resource for both Moroccan medical professionals and physicians.
Operation Smile named the Dental and Consultation Wing in honour of Angus to ensure that all of the children who receive treatment would know that it was in part made possible through Angus’s memory.