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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 is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr Samuel Noordhoff, who passed away on 4th...

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Founder and...

The G4 Alliance recently hosted a luncheon event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York...

More than 200 medical experts from 24 African countries recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to...

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Smile Train In The News

The Diplomat
The World of Rohingya Refugees

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

Thought Leadership
How These Charities Are Using Virtual Reality to Reach Donor...

VR has opened a new frontier in fundraising by...

Thought Leadership
The Global Effect of a Smile

To celebrate National Smile Month (15th June -...

Thought Leadership
London Evening Standard
5 Reasons Why Smiling is Good For Your Health

Scientific research has shown that smiling, or...

Latest Press Releases


From December 14-16, Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft organization, will celebrate its 75,000th cleft surgery milestone in Indonesia with a number of different activities planned each day.


Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In celebration of the day and the season of giving, Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organization, is kicking off their annual ‘Give Smiles’ campaign. 


A new organisation, Face Equality International, being launched today is a unique alliance of charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which want to see the campaign for ‘face equality’ become a global movement.