new babies with clefts born every year globally.
can cover the cost of a cleft surgery.
minutes can change a child’s life forever.
Since inception, Smile Train has supported more cleft surgeries than other global cleft charities. Smile Train has always championed partnering directly with local hospitals to strengthen health systems and empower local medical professionals to offer surgical services and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities.
We use the "teach a man to fish" model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.
Every child with a cleft needs more than just cleft surgery — they may also need dental care, orthodontics, and speech therapy. Where these services are available, we do everything we can to provide them to our patients.
As a result of our efficiency, Smile Train has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999. Every 5 Minutes Smile Train-supported cleft treatment helps a child in need.
Joseline first saw a cleft when she looked down at her son Maxime for the very first time. In an instant, the joy she had anticipated for...
Based in India, Mamta Carrol is Smile Train’s Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Asia. We caught up with her in February 2020...
Celeste Sartori is a nurse at Smile Train partner Sanatorio Argentino in Argentina. For the past twelve years, she has specialised in...
Around the world, COVID-19 has forced many hospitals to postpone scheduled procedures as they care for an influx of COVID-19 patients and...
Ali was born with a cleft in 1946 in the remote Tharparkar desert region of eastern Pakistan. Tharparkar is unforgiving to all its...
Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, two Smile Train partners work to ensure that no child with a cleft is left behind.
Sue has been raising funds for Smile Train over the last 5 years. This year she took on an 8 hour back to back spin session.
Catriona organised an evening of music, dancing, and cocktails because everyone deserves to smile.
Steve is climbing Kilimanjaro in August and aims to raise £10,000.
Ducans aim is to raise £15,000 by his 60th birthday in 2023. He set up his page in 2013 and remembers Smile Train every month by making a donation.