"to the world i may be one person, but to one person i may be the world"
Operation International is a secular, nonprofit medical organization dedicated to saving lives and improving health care in underserved communities across the globe. Since its founding in 1969, our organization has performed free, life-changing surgeries, and provided important education and training to local medical professionals in countries including Brazil, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru, Vietnam and Zambia.
In recognition of our work, the United Nations has granted Operation International the status of NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. We are proud of all our volunteers and supporters who have worked side by side with us through the years to help us earn this distinguished title.
Our medical group includes many chapters comprised of teams of physicians, nurses, and other health care clinicians based on areas of expertise and/or geographic locations.