The U.S. Restore Worldwide Foundation, headed by Dr. Michael Obeng, in collaboration with the Cameroonian government, has launched a humanitarian reconstructive surgery campaign at the Yaoundé Military Hospital. The initiative was launched on May 6 to benefit 1,300 people with congenital or acquired deformities and abnormalities.
"We are not just trying to perform surgery on as many patients as possible. We rather want to give them hope, put a smile on their face, and contribute to the restoration of their social life. Unfortunately, people with malformations are excluded in society,” said Dr. Benjamin Azoulay, a French specialist in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery. More than 160 patients have already undergone surgery since the beginning of this campaign, we learned.
"The surgeries planned as part of this initiative include repair of cleft lip and palate, craniofacial surgery, brain tumors, spinal or orthopedic surgery, tumor resection, and reconstruction, burn reconstruction, removal of tumors, and many others," the Cameroonian government said.
The campaign was initially scheduled to run until May 14, but it has been extended until the end of the month.