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Smile Train China Receives Direct Aid Program Support from the Australian Embassy

28 May 2019

The Program will Help Support Treatment for 144 Children with Clefts in China


GERMANY – 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.

Since 1999, Smile Train China has conducted cleft aid programs that have supported 400,000+ cleft surgeries to children in need. Many children around the world, including in China, have been affected by cleft and have difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, resources and education so that they can provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities. This program will provide children and their families with access to free, safe and high-quality cleft treatment.

“We are so honored to have the support of the Australian Embassy. Through their generosity to Smile Train partner hospital, Zhengzhou No.2 People's Hospital, our local medical partners will be able to provide cleft treatment to 144 children in need,” said Smile Train’s President and CEO, Susannah Schaefer.

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org.

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About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

 

Smile Train Press Contacts
Shari Mason
Vice President, Communications
212.689.9316
smason@smiletrain.org