The Newsroom    Published Thursday, Mar. 16, 2006, 2:20 PM
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Operation Rainbow helps needy children

Houston Chronicle (Internet / Print) 03/16/06 Operation Rainbow consists of four basic programs. The Domestic Program works with health-care partners to provide cost-free care to indigent children in American communities. The International Program supports the surgical care missions to children worldwide. Primary participating health-care organizations include the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The Sponsor a Nurse Program and the Physician Program brings foreign nurses and physicians to the United States for advanced medical training. With this training, the health-care professionals can help their medical colleagues become more self-sustaining in their home countries. The Sponsor a Child Program brings children with complex medical needs to the United States to receive treatment unavailable in their home countries. Participants include the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

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