Transcending Borders, Changing Children’s Lives


November 2022 – Clinical visit to veitnam


November 2022 – Clinical visit to veitnam

Past Trips

November 2022 – Clinical visit to veitnam


Who We Are

Operation Childlife is an Irish-registered charity with the mission to bring life-saving and life-transforming surgeries to children in less developed countries. In addition to bringing international medical professionals to perform surgeries, we also educate local healthcare professionals to improve their own knowledge and expertise, therefore enhancing their healthcare systems. We provide post-operative follow up care and consultation through online collaboration. We also provide other educational expertise to enhance the knowledge of our international colleagues.
All OCL activity is provided without charge to the recipients, through fund raising and pro bono work.

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Children’s lives transformed


Local medical personnel trained



OCL is an incredible organisation run by wonderfully compassionate highly skilled professionals who give generously of their time and expertise to save some of the most vulnerable lives in the world. They are imparting excellence to the next generation of local experts in Tanzania and Vietnam. Their compassion and kindness are as inspiring and motivating as their professionalism and expertise

Dr Trish Scanlon, Paediatric Oncologist and Executive Director


Recent News

September 23rd, 2022 Operation Childlife presentation to the UN

Operation Childlife presentation to the UN

Dr Jean Hughes, Operation Childlife Board member, delivered the presentation “Operation Childlife Transcending Borders: Changing Children’s Lives and Sharing Healthcare Expertise” at the 8th edition of the Science Summit, on theme of the Sustainable Development Goals

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