We made it back from our medical mission to Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, which is an underserved, poverty-stricken region of the world. Between three attending surgeons, we performed 47 operations, most of which were cleft lip repairs. Over 80% of Bangladesh’s population earns less than $2/day; not surprisingly, much of the population lives in conditions unimaginable to those of residing in the United States.
I traveled with the organization Smile Bangladesh, which is led by Dr. Shahid Aziz. I hope to make many more trips with this organization over the next several years. For more information, visit Smile Bangladesh’s website at http://smilebangladesh.org