2015 Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Aug 26, 2015

“Mingalabar” (Hello) Myanmar

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Our 23-member volunteer team arrived Tuesday at the Retired Service Personnel Hospital and were greeted by hospital staff and members of the Myanmar Ministry of Health in Nay Pyi Taw. Dr. Angelo Capozzi, M... Read More »

Aug 27, 2015

Pre screening Continues

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Our team includes; front row from left to right, Philip Joseph Grasso, Mission Director Brian Walker, Evelyn Abad, RN,  Head Nurse, Angelo Capozzi, MD, Medical Director, second row, from left, Paula Filla... Read More »

Aug 28, 2015

Surgeries Begin

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Surgeries began Thursday for our first seven patients including cleft lip, release of burn scar contractions and a biopsy. During the day we were visited by Dr. Myat Wunna Soe, Deputy Director General, Dep... Read More »

Aug 30, 2015

A Proud Papa

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Lead PACU Nurse, Paula Fillari, hands ten-month old, Min Wai Phyo to his father, Ko Min Heing, in the recovery room following a cleft palate surgery. Ko Min Heing is a mason from Nay Pyi Taw who has six ch... Read More »

Aug 31, 2015

Meet Htay U Myint

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Forty-nine year old Htay U Myint suffered extensive leg burns leaving his right leg without a foot and with the knee in a bent position. He traveled 11 hours by train to come to the clinic and found out ab... Read More »

Sep 1, 2015

“We will fix that.”

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Lead Anesthesiologist Harmeet Bhullar, takes a long look at 18 year-old Ye Htet Paing’s cleft lip and palate and says, “We will fix that.” The broadest smile comes across his face. Even t... Read More »

Sep 3, 2015

On the road to healing

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Mya Mya Thin, the mother of eleven year-old Su Myat Noe, holds a lime over her daughter’s nose in the recovery ward. Here in Myanmar, it is traditional to hold a lime over someone’s nose to hel... Read More »

Sep 4, 2015

Final Surgery Day

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

(Above) Ma Ei Phyo Thazin’s tiny hand holds onto the finger of Lahpai Tu, nurse/interpreter, as she opens her eyes in the post op. Mr. Tu and all of the local nurses were a tremendous help in the OR ... Read More »

Sep 6, 2015

Sweet Goodbyes

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

On the final day of clinic rounds, Dr. Angelo Capozzi examines the repaired bilateral cleft lip of Ye Htet Paing, as his mother looks on. Every clinic patient returned for the final clinic day and many of ... Read More »

Sep 6, 2015

Before and After Photos

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Moe Thu Naung smiles broadly after recovering from his surgery which helped to release his tongue. The 12 year-old boy came to us during the first week holding a small damp rag he used to wipe the drool fr... Read More »

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