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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

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

Smile Train staff around the world mourn the loss of our trusted partner Dr ...

Smile Train and the entire cleft community mourn the loss of Dr Hirji S. Adenwalla, a truly heroic...

Around the world, COVID-19 has forced many hospitals to postpone scheduled procedures as they care...


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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, 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.

Smile Train Kicks Off #24HourRun4Smiles with Wellness Influencer Amanda Cerny in Support of National Cleft Awareness Month