OUR WORK

We are dedicated to providing world class surgical care to underserved communities, as well as empowering volunteers to make a positive impact on global health. We are committed to sustainability, education, and collaboration with our community partners, as demonstrated by the fact that half of our Honduran surgery center staff members were raised on the NPH children’s home where our surgery center is located.

One World Surgery focuses heavily on forming local partnerships and capacity-building, with our surgical medical missions serving as a catalyst. While our fully-functioning, Honduran staff leads the surgery center that serves patients on a daily basis, volunteers provide additional personnel support, education, and an extension into specialty services. This allows us to assure that patients are offered the continuity of care that is essential to successful outcomes.

7,317

LIVES IMPACTED

$2.3M

Fundraising goal, 2017

23,000

Volunteer hours (2016)

Volunteers and donors are the heartbeat of our organization. You can give your time, talent, and treasures knowing your gifts will transform lives.

PROGRAMS

Our mission is equally focused on providing access to surgical care and igniting the spirit of service. One World Surgery’s three cornerstone programs include operating global surgery centers, leading surgical medical missions and supporting local medical communities through education and training.

Surgeries performed 2009-2016

1,790

ORTHOPEDIC

695

GENERAL

183

EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT

84

GYNECOLOGICAL

88

OPTHALMOLOGY

48

UROLOGY

The impact of our work is immediately apparent when our patients leave our facility, not only physically healed; but with smiles on their faces and a renewed sense of hope for the future.

GLOBAL SURGERY CENTERS

One World Surgery funds and operates the Holy Family Surgery Center, which has three operating rooms, seven overnight recovery bays, a dental clinic and an eye clinic. Dr. Merlin Antúnez, orthopedic surgeon, is the full-time, on-site Medical Director. Providing this continuity of care and operating a standalone facility are unique and rare within the nonprofit surgical care space. After surgery, our patients can return to work, care for their families, and choose their own destiny.

EDUCATION

Education is the most powerful tool to change the world. The conference center in Honduras was built to host our education and training programming. Our focus on education, training, and capacity-building assures that we are not only filling a gap in the current medical system but also investing in the future of surgical care for the countries we serve.

MEDICAL MISSIONS

During weeklong medical mission trips, physicians, other clinical participants, nonclinical participants, and family members come together to perform life-changing surgeries. We host one or two medical mission teams each month, with up to 60 volunteers per team. Currently, all medical missions take place at the Holy Family Surgery Center in Honduras. The surgery center is located on the 2,000 acre ranch of the children’s home Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH). The ranch is approximately one hour northeast of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.