Operation of Hope Worldwide

Life Changing Reconstructive Surgeries

Our Story


Operation of Hope Worldwide (formally Operacion Esperanza since 1989) is an all- volunteer medical team that has changed the lives of over 5,000 children around the world, Africa, Asia, South Pacific and Latin America.

Each year, the all volunteer surgical team travels to under-served countries to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries, as well as other types of facial reconstructive surgery for people in need. In addition, this group of highly specialized medical personnel, train the nurses and doctors in these countries to provide care for their patients. Our work has expanded to neonatal care, prosthetic hands and burn surgeries in Africa, Asia, South Pacific and Latin America. Our goal is to provide additional experience for physicians who are specializing in these types of surgery.

To provide life-changing surgeries, healthcare, and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors.

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Contact Information


Operation of Hope Worldwide
Operation of Hope Worldwide
PO Box 99 Lake Forest, CA92609