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Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Our sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts around the world. To read more about how Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time, feel free to browse through some of our press coverage below.

Smile Train News

Smile Train News

Just when it seemed Pyari’s luck might finally be turning around, COVID-19 hit. In truth, she felt...

In 2018, Luz Karime and her family fled violence in Venezuela to find safe harbor in Barranquilla,...

The annual Smile Train Christmas Carol Concert at the historic Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, London...

In 2019, Smile Train’s athletic fundraising programme, Team EMPOWER, decided the organisation was...


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Smile Train In The News

Smile Train In The News

Women You Should Know
Nkeiruka Obi, Banker Turned Champion Of Children With Clefts...

Nkeiruka Obi shares her story about leaving the...

Corporate Communications
UC Santa Cruz
Smile Train partners with UC Santa Cruz researchers on speec...

Smile Train partners with UC Santa Cruz on speech...

Global Citizen
Meet the Woman Changing West and Central Africa, One Child...

Nkeiruka Obi left her high-powered job as a...

The Diplomat
The World of Rohingya Refugees

A view of Rohingya life — and crucial medical...


Latest Press Releases

Latest Press Releases

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organisation, today announced the Safe Surgery and Anaesthesia Initiative in partnership with Lifebox, a global nonprofit organisation that makes surgery safer in low-resource settings.

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organisation, today launched their #540Today campaign timed to World Smile Day®, and will host a virtual fundraiser to benefit Smile Train and the 540 babies born with clefts each day – many without proper access to treatment. The World Smile Day® Live event will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ciara.


  Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organisation, announced today the addition of three new members to its Medical Advisory Board – Dr Felicity Vidya Mehendale, Dr Peter Donkor, and Dr Zipporah Gathuya.