EMERGENCY IN UKRAINE: Help Us Give Medical Supplies!

What do we know? The fighting and bombing that started on February 24, 2022, in Ukraine has been going on for several days. Recent attacks on Kharkiv and Kyiv have displaced countless families and resulted in numerous injuries, some life-threatening. Hospital staff are overwhelmed, particularly as they are being forced to take shelter underground in … Read more

Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries

Last month, United Surgeons for Children, part of La Chaine de l’Espoir International, conducted the first successful open-heart surgeries in Burkina Faso. During this medical-surgical mission that took place at the Tengandogo University Hospital, five children in dire need of life-saving surgeries received successful operations. Pathologies ranged from congenital malformations like atrial septal defect (ASD) … Read more

What is a medical mission trip?

doctors on volunteer medical mission

What are medical mission trips? Medical mission trips exist to provide medical care and education in countries where healthcare services are limited or difficult to access. At USFC, our medical missions are specifically organized around complex surgical procedures. Our trips have two main objectives: to operate on sick children and to train local medical staff (surgeons, doctors … Read more