- To operate on children from Burkina Faso and neighbouring countries suffering from sequelae of noma
- To train local teams in how to treat facial deformities, disfigurements and tumours
- To enable children with facial deformities or disfigurements to re-enter society
La Chaîne de l’Espoir has been organising reconstructive surgical missions since March of 2014.
- The organisation of multiple restorative and reconstructive surgical missions per year, each caring for from 35 to 50 patients
- Examinations, operations and post-operative follow-up for children suffering from facial deformities or disfigurements
- Collaboration with the Ouagadougou International Polyclinic, a private medical establishment with an ISO 9001 certification, on hospitalizations and surgical interventions.
- Collaboration with local NGOs, Sentinelle and la Maison de Fati, on recruiting patients and taking responsibility for post-operative follow-up.
- Each mission has a training component and a transfer of skills from French or European doctors to Burkinabe or neighbouring countries’ doctors.