From February 10 to 19, 2014, fourteen members of the team MSA successfully met the daily challenges of a humanitarian mission to Burkina Faso!

It is at the Souka Clinic in Ouagadougou that the Montreal medical team operated in 9 days, 77 children with cleft lip and palate, while transmitting knowledge and expertise to the local medical partners.

Generously sponsored by Mrs Chantal Compaoré, First Lady of Burkina Faso, the 2014 Mission was the result of a unique collaboration between long-time friend entities, which are the Suka Foundation and Clinic, represented by the Director Madame Alice Tiendrebeogo and her staff, the Canadian Embassy in Ouagadougou represented by Mrs Sally Conombo and the NGO Sentinelles. Together, these organizations have enabled the on-site planning of the mission, recruitment and accommodation of young patients and their families.

In addition, to ensure a flawless postoperative follow-up, the team was able to benefit again this year from the greatly appreciated help of a a Burkinabé volunteer, Mr. Caesar Ouédraogo to inform families when children wake up, explain instructions to follow in the language of the parents and answer their questions. Mister Loïc Koffi, social worker, was also of great help to ensure the smooth mission and the link between the families and the NGO Sentinelles.

However, this invaluable work could not be done without the essential participation of our generous donors. To all of you, a very big Thank you!

For more information on the course of this mission, we invite you to read our activity report (in French only) : Mission Burkina Faso 2014 .

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