Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Alliance For Smiles International, Inc.

Because every child deserves a smile.

aka AfS

San Francisco, CA

Mission

To provide free reconstructive surgery and dental treatment to children with cleft lip and palate anomalies in underserved areas of the world.

2. To establish comprehensive cleft treatment centers in collaboration with local professionals and inspire them to support free interdisciplinary treatment programs.

3. To foster an awareness of the necessity to provide timely comprehensive care for all cleft lip and palate anomalies.

4. To develop and implement programs to identify causes and support preventive measures to reduce the incidence of cleft lip and palate.

5. To create international understanding and goodwill by building bridges of friendship among all people.

Ruling Year

2005

Principal Officer

Alison Healy

Main Address

2565 Third St. Suite 237

San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

Keywords

cleft, lip, palate, alliance, smile, smiles, children, child, doctor, surgery, plastic, "plastic surgery", "cleft lip", reconstruct, reconstructive

EIN

80-0119414

 Number

1689647046

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Pediatrics (G98)

Birth Defects (G20)

Surgery (G9B)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Cleft anomalies are one of the most common birth defects in the world. In countries where medical care can be almost a year's salary for the poorest, there is little if any opportunity to address this problem. Alliance for Smiles provides free surgeries for children around the world. We also have treatment centers where we offer follow up care and train local doctors.

Our programs

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

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Medical Missions

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of health outcomes improved

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Medical Missions

Context notes

Any person who has ever benefited from one of our surgeries either repairing their cleft lip or cleft palate or both.

Number of evaluations conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Medical Missions

Context notes

We screen and do medical evaluations on every person coming to us. Unfortunately not everybody is eligible for surgery due to fever, they are too young etc.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

To repair children's broken smiles by providing free comprehensive treatment for cleft lip and palate anomalies in under-served areas of the world.

Alliance for Smiles organizes and sends surgical teams to sites for two week missions. A surgical team is comprised of approximately 15 medical volunteers, supported by approximately 5 non-medical volunteers. During a mission 70 to 100 under-served children receive surgery for cleft lip & palate anomalies. The AfS team works side-by-side with local medical practitioners to exchange ideas on proper medical techniques and procedures, as well as to provide follow-up care.

Alliance for Smiles also helps to establish and maintain permanent centers to provide follow-up treatment and continuing care to children who have received surgery. The objectives and activities of the centers include dental treatment, speech therapy, parental education and psychological counseling.

Alliance for Smiles has hundreds of doctors and trained medical staff who perform the operations as needed. We are Rotary funded and also work with different Rotaries and partners on the ground in other countries to help support our work. We have never had a mission without sufficient supplies, staff, funds or resources.

When we began in 2004, we only completed several missions in our first year. Each year, we have added more missions and new countries. In addition, we have operated on more than 6,000 children - all of whom can now live a normal life free of bullying, abuse and embarrassment.

We have established seven international treatment centers, worked in 15 countries and donated $28,000,000 in medical services to children in need. We plan to continue to grow by moving into new countries and expanding our treatment centers while also training locals to take over for us.

External Reviews

Financials

Alliance For Smiles International, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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