Smile Bangladesh is embarking on their twentieth mission over all and second mission to Sri Lanka .
We are once again returning to Jaffna, Sri Lanka for a 6-day mission. This mission is unique as, in addition to clefts, we expect to treat facial burns and facial fractures that were sustained during the country's recent thirty-year civil war.
Today we left from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Many of our team literally got off the plane hours before. We had an 8-hour bus ride up the western coast of Sri Lanka to the northern tip of this Island nation. After setting up in the hospital, we turned in for the evening with a plan for tomorrow of screening 80 patients and starting surgery.