Operation Smile Ireland’s international missions are conducted throughout the year in hard-to-reach places throughout the world. International missions involve up to 60 medical volunteers who travel to partner countries to provide surgeries for children over a two-week period. Operation Smile’s partner countries also facilitate treatment for facial deformities, either by conducting medical missions on the local level or by conducting year-round programmes in existing health facilities or through the development of clinics. 


Date Country City
6-8 July UAE Abu Dhabi
15-20 July Egypt Alexandria
23-29 July  China Wenshan
16-23 August India  Durgapur
16-23 August  China Baoshan 
17-26 August  Malawi Zomba 
18-26 August  Philippines Cavite 
18-26 August  Philippines Isabela 
20-25 August Honduras Santa Rosa de Copan 
23 Aug - 2 September Mexico Puebla
5-12 September China Huhhot 
16-23 September Paraguay Asuncion 
20-27 September China Shandong 
12-24 October Bolivia Santa Cruz 
18-25 October China Zhenxiong 
28 Oct - 4 November Honduras  Tegucigalpa
1 November India TBD
2-11 November Ghana  TBD
3-10 November Madagascar Tamatave 
4-10 November Nicaragua Managua 
8-15 November China Zijin 


“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President