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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

With a unified goal of learning more about cleft lip and palate and preparing for Smile Train...

Smile Train recently celebrated the milestone of 75,000 cleft surgeries in Indonesia with several...

In 2018, you helped us #GiveSmiles and ongoing comprehensive cleft treatment to tens of thousands...

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

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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

05/29/2019

On May 23rd, the Kenyan and Philippines Ministries of Health, in partnership with Smile Train, KidsOR, the Henry Family Advised Fund, COSECSA, the G4 Alliance, and West African College of Surgeons, hosted a WHA side event to galvanise action towards the integration of surgical care as a necessary component of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

05/28/2019

Through support from the Australian Embassy, Smile Train China has received direct aid program funding to help provide cleft treatment for 144 patients in need in China– ensuring every one of these beneficiaries has the best opportunity for long-term success.

05/03/2019

The World’s Largest Cleft Charity Hosts Star-Studded 20th Anniversary Gala, with Alexa Ray Joel, Kelly Rutherford, Dikembe Mutombo, Rev Run, Kenyan Drake, Real Housewives of NYC’s Kristen Taekman and many others.