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Who We Are

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

For Andrea Meza, working with Smile Train isn't just a privilege of her position as Miss Universe;...

In June 2021, Smile Train Indonesia, the Indonesian Plastic Surgery Association, and the Indonesian...

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,...


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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

Charities Smile Train and KidsOR to Sponsor Surgeons Across Africa

Smile Train to create Cleft Leadership Centers to increase access to specialised, high-quality healthcare in low-resource regions

Smile Train and Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) complete the first renovated pediatric operating room at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania.