Beam International Foundation (BEAM) is a non-profit, volunteer medical service organisation providing reconstructive surgery and related healthcare.
Beam International Foundation provides reconstructive surgery and related healthcare.
Beam International Foundation (BEAM), formerly Operation Smile – China Medical Mission, is a non-profit, volunteer medical service organisation providing reconstructive surgery and related healthcare to children and young adults with facial deformities in China. Since its inception in Hong Kong in 1991, the lives of more than 27,000 children born in China with cleft lip and/or cleft palate have regained their smiles and self-confidence to lead healthy, normal lives.
Since 2004, KPMG China has sent over 200 volunteers on the medical missions organised by BEAM. Our volunteers assist BEAM’s international medical teams by acting as interpreters and counsellors to the patients and their families, and help with on-site coordination. Their efforts have helped transform the lives of over 5,000 underprivileged children and young adults.
In addition to our continuous support of sending KPMG staff to assist on the missions, the KPMG Foundation is committed to sponsoring 50 surgeries annually on its medical missions. In 2011, 25 KPMG China staff members participated in four OS missions and helped treat over 400 patients. In March 2012, 6 volunteers from KPMG China offices joined a mission in Wenshan, Yunnan province as interpreters and helpers. The medical team screened 125 patients and safely and successfully operated on 87 of them. More missions will be arranged for later this year.