With Stanford University roots, ReSurge International pioneered the first efforts to bring reconstructive surgery to developing countries in 1969.
Today, ReSurge builds surgical capacity and provides reconstructive surgeries for people living in developing countries who suffer from disabling injuries or congenital anomalies, such as cleft lips and palates, burns, hand injuries and other conditions.
ReSurge focuses on training the next generation of reconstructive surgeons to increase access to sustainable, high quality care. Specifically, ReSurge renews the health of approximately 3,000 children and adults, in 15 countries, so they can go to school, provide for their families, and contribute to society. Local, developing world surgical teams, which ReSurge trains and supports, perform most of those surgeries.