Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) USA
Partnership to Support Operation Smile
MSC has proudly partnered with Operation Smile since 2011, giving hope to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. Like MSC, Operation Smile values global strength and the importance of partners. We are proud to support Operation Smile’s dedication to children and families in need of safe surgery and comprehensive care in more than 30 countries.
A cleft condition can create severe health issues for a child if it's not treated. It's common for babies to have difficulty with feeding, which can lead to malnutrition or even starvation. Recurring ear infections can occur, which can lead to hearing loss. Jaw and dental development can also be affected. For people with cleft conditions, especially those with cleft palate, speech and language development can also be hindered. Children may also suffer from bullying and social isolation.
But for too many patients and families living in resource-limited settings, the surgery and care they need remains out of reach.
Operation Smile is committed to providing patients with health that lasts through life-saving cleft surgeries and comprehensive care, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak and live lives of greater quality and confidence.
Through MSC USA and the extended family of MSC ports, agents, vendors, and clients, we support Operation Smile and its medical volunteers who are changing lives. Patients receive free, safe and effective surgical care and essential treatments including speech therapy, nutritional support, dentistry, orthodontics, psychosocial care and more. The MSC family is honored to unite the maritime industry in recognition of Operation Smile and its life-changing work.
With your help, we can bring improve health and dignity to people in places where it’s needed most
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About Operation Smile
Operation Smile is a global surgical nonprofit that improves the health and dignity of patients living with cleft lip and cleft palate in low- and middle-income countries. Since 1982, Operation Smile has been committed to providing patients with health that lasts through life-saving cleft surgeries and comprehensive care, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak and live lives of greater quality and confidence. Its training and education programs elevate safe surgical standards and strengthen a global network to reach more people earlier in their lives. Learn more at www.operationsmile.org or by following @operationsmile on social media.
Operation Smile is honored to support MSC USA's philanthropic efforts to bring about transformational change for children in need of cleft surgery and comprehensive care. On behalf of the children and families that Operation Smile serves as well as its volunteers and staff, we sincerely thank MSC USA for the dedication and generous hard work. Each year, MSC USA hosts annual benefits and charity events that further engage MSC vendors and clients in Operation Smile’s mission. Through these initiatives, Operation Smile and MSC share personal and professional interests that unite resources for the benefit of our patients around the world.
Thank you for your support.