We aim to create a sustainable infrastructure where long-term relationships are forged and permanent change is made.

GLOBAL CHALLENGE

  • EACH YEAR NEARLY
  • 5 MILLION
  • PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
  • DIE FROM INJURIES.

1

  • THIS IS APPROXIMATELY THE
  • NUMBER OF DEATHS CAUSED BY
  • HIV/AIDS, MALARIA,
  • & TUBERCULOSIS
  • COMBINED.

2,3,4

  • 90 PERCENT
  • OF THESE INJURIES OCCUR IN
  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

4,5,6,7

HISTORY

In 1993, Mission: Restore, co-founder and Chair, Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh began his volunteer work in the Afghan refugee camps. It was a life-changing experience for him and since then he has participated in volunteer missions each year, traveling all over the world including Central and South America, the Middle East, and Asia. In 2009, Dr. Alizadeh’s humanitarian volunteer work earned him the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Given his previous experience with large organizations that only delivered high volume surgeries on location with limited follow-up, in 2010, Dr. Alizadeh recruited a group of physicians to help found a new kind of non-profit organization that would focus on the most cost-effective and impactful way to create long term sustainable solutions to the emerging world’s health care needs. The result was Mission: Restore a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization that trains medical professionals abroad in complex reconstructive surgery in order to create a sustainable infrastructure.

OUR PROGRESS

Since 1993, Mission: Restore volunteer surgeons have collectively performed over 1500 complex reconstructive surgeries in over 20 countries and 4 continents. In recent years, Mission: Restore has focused on the most cost-effective and impactful way to create long term sustainable solutions to the emerging world’s health care needs. Mission: Restore is currently implementing its medical and surgical training programs in Myanmar (Burma) and is planning programs in Tanzania and Haiti. Mission: Restore projects that it will have trained over 100 surgeons and changed the lives of over 100,000 patients by the end of a ten year period.

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