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A Clear Vision Ahead
Meet Hue, a Young Woman From Tra Thuy Co For Hue, a young woman from a neighboring community, Tra Thuy...
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Medical Volunteer Nurse Spotlight: Susan Smith
For National Nurses Week, we interviewed Susan Smith, a ReSurge Medical Volunteer and nurse educator....
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Crafted with Care 🪡 The Art of Restoring Hands
“Hands are an important part of the human body. Without our hands, we can hardly do anything. Because...
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Healing Across the Highlands: Serving Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam
Meet Kinh, an Eight-Year-Old Child From the H’re Community In central Vietnam, eight-year-old Kinh...
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Reconstructing Hope: Transforming Breast Cancer Care in Vietnam
Son Hoang from central Vietnam wears many hats – a doting grandmother, a devoted mother, a resilient...
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Zambia's Dr. Chihena Banda Studies at Tokyo Cancer Center
First Zambian plastic surgeon, Dr. Chihena Banda, receives support from ReSurge to train at prestigious...
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Armed with Courage: Helmer’s Story
In 2019, a team of ReSurge Medical Volunteers went on a trip to La Paz, Bolivia, with a Surgical Team...
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Reflections on My First Year as President & CEO
Reflections on my first year as President & CEO of ReSurge International by Claire Lachance. Join me...
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Meet 2023 ReSurge Laub Fellow: Halley Darrach
Meet Halley Darrach, 2023 ReSurge International Laub Fellow. Discover her background, work with ReSurge,...
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Dr. Dorothy Gaal: Supporter Spotlight
A person dies every two seconds due to an untreated surgical condition, according to the most recent...
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Millions Need Reconstructive Surgery Globally. This Organization Takes a Local Approach to the Problem
Discover ReSurge International: A Silicon Valley-based nonprofit tackling global surgical challenges,...
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Removing Scars
Born with a cleft lip, Pritam Kunwar's life changed at 26. Two surgeries, speech therapy, now a Taekwondo...
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Why I Give: A Donor's Perspective from Elvis Maduro
Discover why Elvis Maduro became a donor for ReSurge International, supporting life-changing cleft surgeries...
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Africa Exchange Program Scholars Complete Their Training
Today, five billion people live without access to surgical care. Sub-Saharan Africa has the most acute...
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5 Things We Learned from Dr. Shankar Man Rai
ReSurge International recently hosted Transformational Conversations: An Evening with Dr. Shankar Man...
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Introducing the Newest Matolase Mtonga Scholarship Winners
Meet the five winners of the 2023/24 Matolase Mtonga Scholarship! These powerful women are dedicated...
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Aastha's Story
In rural Nepal, a remarkable young girl named Aastha has captured hearts with her unwavering spirit and...
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One Year Later: The 2022-23 Matolase Mtonga Scholars
Read the inspiring journey of the Matolase Mtonga Memorial Scholarship recipients in reconstructive surgery...
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Bridging the Global Reconstructive Surgery Gap
*This post originally appeared on the Global Health Council’s blog. The Global Health Council,...
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Anything for Their Baby: Itzel's Story
David and Dayana are a young couple from a rural Bolivian town who went against all odds to save their...
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2023 Transformations Gala: A Life-Changing Journey
Our annual ReSurge International Transformations gala was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who joined...
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A Bond Built from Hope: Kriti’s Story
When Dr. Vinita Puri was asked to travel to Dehradun, India to perform free reconstructive surgeries...
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Introducing the Third PWRS Cohort
Introducing our 3rd cohort of women reconstructive surgeons! Six talented women from around the world...
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Dr. Rose Alenyo: Surgical Outreach Partner in Uganda
At ReSurge, we transform lives in low-income countries by training, funding, and empowering local reconstructive...
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