A Week in the Life of a Mission

A Week in the Life of a Mission Usually, a one-week mission begins months in advance with the credentialing of personnel and authorization of the mission through local authorities and the Ecuadorian government. Our Ecuadorian hosting organizations (Rotary Club of Latacunga, Fundacion Solidaria de Orellana in Coca, and Fundacion Tierra...

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy This privacy policy sets out how Hands Across the World uses and protects any information that you give  when you use this website. Hands Across the World is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can...

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2013 Mission Summary

2013 Ecuador Mission Summary Richard Silverman, M.D. We have just returned from another productive surgical mission to Ecuador, which involved more than forty of our own volunteers, along with assistance from many local individuals in Coca and Latacunga. Our two-week mission began with a flight from Quito to Coca, provided...

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2011 Mission Summary

Why We Do What We Do by Rick Silverman, M.D. Evelyn was one of the cutest babies I’d ever seen.  The small split in her upper lip somehow failed to diminish her infantile beauty,...

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Our Missions

Our Mission Statement Hands Across the World’s mission is to help countries in need provide the best possible plastic and reconstructive surgical outcomes through collaborative efforts in patient care, research, and education. Our Missions Hands Across the World finds its origins in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University...

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Upcoming Events

  • Our Fundraiser

    Our next fundraiser is anticipated to be in 2020. Please stay tuned!

  • Our Next Mission

    We have completed our 2019 mission as of February.
    Our next mission will be set in January of 2020.

  • Any Questions?

In the loving memory of

Dr. Stephen Pap

Cofounder, Plastic and Hand Surgeon 9/29/1963 – 3/12/2013

Dr. Pap died at the age of 49 from ALS. Hands Across the World remembers his dedicated work and love of his charity.