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FIMA SAVE SMILE (FSS)
FSS is a FIMA project for repair of cleft lip and/or palate mooted in 2008 in Jeddah and officially adopted by FIMA in 2010 in Makkah.
It is the second project after FIMA Save Vision (FSV) which began in 2005 and till end 2012 has undertaken 1 million eye out-patient consults and 100,000 cataract operations in 17 different countries. FSV won the Rosenthal humanitarian award from American College of Physicians in 2009.
The first FSS camp was held in Khartoum in March 2010. Up to early 2013, 504 surgeries have been performed in Sudan, Palestine, Somalia, Yemen, Mauritania & Syria.
In March 2013, the FSS team of 35 surgeons, anesthesiologists & nurses from IMANA (Islamic Medical Association of North America) & DWW-Turkey (Doctors World Wide) plan to perform 300-500 cleft repairs in Khartoum.
Anyone interested to join the FSS fraternity in their future operations can contact:
Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Director FSS
President FIMA 2009-13
Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 March 2013 20:33