MISSION: RESTORE

Operating Together

New York, NY   |  www.missionrestore.org

Mission

At Mission: Restore we are creating a world in which local surgeons have the knowledge, skills and support they need to treat debilitating injuries in their own communities around the world.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh

Main address

120 East 87th Street P4B

New York, NY 10128 USA

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Formerly known as

LIPSIG Foundation

EIN

27-1036947

NTEE code info

Surgery (G9B)

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

5 billion people worldwide lack access to essential surgical care and over and surgical conditions account for 30% of the overall global burden of disease.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hands on surgical training

Mission: Restore sends surgeon educators to work side by side with our local partners to provide hands on training by operating together.

Population(s) Served

Provide promising young surgeons with grants to continue their surgical training either in the region or through fellowships to the USA.

Population(s) Served

Providing long distance consultations, mentoring and monitoring through technology.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patients undergoing surgical procedures

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Hands on surgical training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of surgeries performed under Mission: Restore surgeon educator supervision.

Hours of no-cost in-person surgical training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Hours of surgical training provided free of charge

Number of medical professionals participating in training opportunities.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goals of Mission: Restore is to create an environment in Africa where surgeons have the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to treat debilitating injuries in their own communities.

Our sustainable model bridges education gaps through surgical trainings, builds networks with telemedicine and supports local change-makers through educational grants. Our expectation is for our surgeons to act as mentors, sharing their newly acquired skills and knowledge with other local surgeons. For example, due to this train-the-trainer model, over the course of one year, we estimate that 250 patients will benefit directly from just one surgeon's new skill set.

Mission: Restore's capacity building model differs from the traditional surgical mission approach where foreign doctors solely perform surgeries without engaging with local hospital staff. Additionally, traditional surgical missions rarely make contact with local physicians between trips. Many of our surgeon educators became frustrated with this model as it only provided immediate relief without addressing larger issues of hospital capacity.

The backbone of Mission: Restore's approach is providing hands on training through U.S. surgeon educators operating alongside local surgeons. Outside of trainings, local surgeons continue to be supported by mentors to further ensure their ability to perform procedures on their own, serving their patients' needs.

In 2018 Mission: Restore accomplished:

-37 Telemedicine Consultations
-4 Surgical Training Trips providing hands-on education
-60 Complex Surgeries overseen by Surgeon Trainers
~Approximately $608,000 worth of service
-103 Local Surgeons Trained (40% women)
-287 hours of in-person surgical training provided from top surgeon trainers

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MISSION: RESTORE

Board of directors
as of 09/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes