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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 News

Smile Train Indonesia faces unique challenges — finding children living with untreated clefts in a...

Smile Train staff around the world mourn the loss of our longtime dedicated partner Dr Jyotsna...

Smile Train Indonesia’s goal is to provide safe, free cleft surgery for every child in need across...

Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, joined Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, and Miss Teen USA 2019,...


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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 organization, is partnering with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to bring the healing power of art to Peru. Through the Art Impact 4 Health initiative, an incubator initiative from the WHO Director-General, the WHO works with healthcare facilities in developing countries to help enable healing, communication and improved psychosocial well-being and Health for All in practice through engaging art and community activities. 

Smile Train announced the addition of four new members to its Medical Advisory Board – Dr Nivaldo Alonso, Dr Catherine Crowley, Dr Fernando Molina and Dr Peter Mossey.

Smile Train Vice President and Regional Director for Africa Dr. Esther Njoroge-Muriithi has been selected to serve as an Advisory Group Member for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) for UHC2030.