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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

Smile Train mourns the loss of James Partridge OBE, a fearless advocate for facial equality, who...

Since 2016, Smile Train staff has had the distinct pleasure of coordinating opportunities for the...

Smile Train mourns the loss of Dr Ian Jackson, a man who lived each day of his 85 years with...

The global Smile Train family and the entire cleft community join together in mourning the loss of...

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Smile Train In The News


Smile Train In The News

Programs
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...

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

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

Programs
The Diplomat
The World of Rohingya Refugees

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

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Latest Press Releases


Latest Press Releases

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.

Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, today announced a partnership with Scottish charity, Kids Operating Room (KidsOR), to supply an initial 20 paediatric operating rooms across Africa, providing essential, life-saving surgical care to more than 12,000 children by the end of 2021.