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Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery not only provides a child with a new smile, but also a fresh opportunity for a full and productive life. Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts in the developing 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

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

Smile Train recently held an event in Mumbai to celebrate the milestone of providing 500,000 free...

Iris Mittenaere admirably lent her time and voice to Smile Train during her reign as Miss Universe...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a world-renowned actress, model, and winner of the Miss World pageant. In...

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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
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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


GSK Consumer Healthcare, one of the world’s leading providers in specialist oral health, today announced a new five-year partnership with Smile Train, an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.  


This March, Smile Train — the international children’s charity which empowers local medical professionals to provide free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children around the world — is celebrating creating their 500,000th smile in India.


In celebration of Giving Tuesday and the season of giving, Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organisation, launched its new “Give Smiles” campaign to help more children around the world smile and live happier, healthier lives.