Where We've Been

  • WSF Philippines Mission 2013: The Power to Change Lives

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    Bernie Lopez, a Filipino journalist and videographer, accompanied the World Surgical Foundation on its medical mission to Coron, Palawan, Philippines from 24 - 28 February 2013. The following documentary showcases WSF's Adopt-a-Hospital program, highlights the importance of collaboration with local physicians and gives the viewer an up-close look at a World Surgical Foundation mission and its volunteers.



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  • Another Step On A Long Journey for Haiti

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    In April, 2010, a group of 9 World Surgical Foundation volunteer surgeons, nurses and an anesthesiologist traveled to Haiti Adventis Hospital in Port au Prince with the help of Cure International. They performed 45 surgeries and 20 consultations in 4 days, which was a heartbreaking yet inspiring experience. Despite poverty and devastation, the spirit of the people instilled hope among the WSF team who won't forget Haiti. Plans are underway to return again this year.

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  • A Palawan Sunset

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    Preview the moving story of the February, 2010 World Surgical Foundation's two week odyssey to Palawan, the Philippines. It's a paradise but not for many of its residents because of poverty and poor access to quality health care. Help arrived when 37 volunteer doctors and nurses performed 300 free operations. Meet pediatric patients May Ann, Erick and Joseph whose life changing surgeries will give them a chance at a better life.

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  • Black Lion Sunrise Part Two

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    Meet Tariku, a poor Ethiopian boy who was born without an anus and lived with a ragged colostomy since birth 7 years ago. With no colostomy bags, Tariku couldn't attend school, was shunned by society because of the smell and was a burden to his family. Dr. Domingo Alvear from the World Surgical Foundation repaired his condition at Black Lion Hospital so Tariku could now lead a normal life.

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  • Black Lion Sunrise Part One

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    Follow the inspiring story of the World Surgical Foundation whose volunteer team performed free surgery for the poor and underserved at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last February. They changed the lives of hundreds of children and adults and left a legacy that will transform thousands more.

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