Operation Smile and Interplast

Project Summary

Operation Smile and Interplast provides free reconstructive facial surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lips/palate.

Title Operation Smile and Interplast
Member McDonald's Corporation
Country Philippines
Area Focus Health
Beneficiaries Over 10,000 individuals in the Philippines.

McDonald's Corporation's Efforts

Part of the global initiative" Changing the Face of the World", this program provides free reconstructive facial surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lips/palate. It has treated more than 10,000 of them in the Philippines.

Operation Smile offers the highest level of medical care t children with severe facial deformities. It is an opportunity for the children to experience the love of caring individuals.

Operation Smile is also leading the efforts to develop an organized emergency rescue capability in our disaster-prone country. During the international medical mission, Operation Smile sponsors a two-week Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training course which is open to all emergency rescue workers and volunteers through out the Philippines.

Toys and snacks are provided during missions in all location - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Company Description

McDonald's is the largest and best-known global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants in 121 countries. Yet on any day, even as the market leader, McDonald's serves less than one percent of the world's population. The company's outstanding brand recognition, experienced management, high-quality food, site development expertise, advanced operational systems and unique global infrastructure position it to capitalize on global opportunities. McDonald's plans to expand its leadership position through great tasting food, superior service, everyday value and convenience.

Social responsibility is a way of thinking, caring, and responding to a multitude of complex community, environmental, and people issues and circumstances. With this in mind, McDonald's goal is to utilize and leverage every opportunity to advance the level of awareness and depth of understanding of various social responsibility issues, policies, and practices within the company's system.