Team NY had a very successful return to Uganda, where they had last traveled in 2018. The team completed many complex medical cases that otherwise would not have been able to be treated in the country. These included the excision of a neck and facial mass on a 4-year-old girl who had been picked on at school for the growth. Team NY was able to successfully remove the mass to the great relief of the young girl and her family.
During the mission, Team NY also cut the ribbon at the Jack Van de Wetering School and Orphanage, an initiative to expand OI's reach outside the walls of the hospital and into the surrounding community.
Team NY launched Operation International with its maiden mission to Haiti in 1997 and has been to more than 20 countries since to help people in need.
The most recent trip included a ribbon cutting for Jack Van de Wetering School and Orphanage. Operation International will support shelter, schooling and other costs for hundreds of children with this new space. In places like Uganda, the HIV/AIDS situation is very severe, and it has left one too many children without parents or guardians to take care of them. Every child deserves to live a happy and healthy life, properly fed, clothed, sheltered, and educated, in addition to receiving quality health care as a basic human right.