News and Updates

Emergenza Sorrisi: 1,730 children have their smiles restored
Mar 2019

The Emirates Airline Foundation supported the latest missions of the Italian organisation Emergenza Sorrisi (Doctors for Smiling Children) in Senegal and Iraq to provide life-changing surgeries for children born with facial deformities, cleft lip and palate, and children suffering severe burns.
MEET: Anaesthesia education and follow up care mission to Vietnam
Mar 2019

The Emirates Airline Foundation sponsored travel for a team of 10 UK-based volunteers on a Medical Education Exchange Team (MEET) mission in Vietnam. MEET is an organisation that supports international health teaching collaborations.
Mission Bambini: 80 children saved from life-threatening heart conditions in Zimbabwe and Zambia
Feb 2019

Italy-based Mission Bambini is an independent, non-profit charitable foundation, which aims to help children in need, and to give them the opportunity and hope of a better life. Since 2016 the Emirates Airline Foundation has donated more than 80 round trip flight tickets for their medical team members travelling on seven different paediatric cardiac surgery camps in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
OPSA mission provides treatment to children born with cleft lip and palate in Pakistan
Feb 2019

The Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal (OPSA) is a Hull, UK-based team of surgeons, nurses, operating department practitioners and speech therapists providing free treatment to underprivileged children with cleft lip and palate conditions in Pakistan.
Lifeline Express train’s mission to Ballari reaches over 7,000 patients
Jan 2019

The Lifeline Express hospital train is a project in cooperation with Indian Railways and Impact India Foundation. The train reaches patients in remote parts of India where the population is concentrated in rural areas, and there is little to access to adequate medical care.
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