Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Mexico

When Adahara was born with a cleft in in Chacaltianguis, Mexico, no one in the hospital in knew what to do — but that didn’t...

Zambia

Dr Amanda Malungo is a plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeon and one of our biggest inspirations. After earning a...

When he arrived in the area in the late 1980s, fresh from his training at Columbia University and Harvard, Dr Luis Cuadros was...

Nigeria

In late 2020, trainees gathered at three treatment centers across Nigeria. Despite their varied professions and backgrounds...

Nigeria

It might have seemed strange for one of the premier healthcare centres in Africa’s largest city to organise a weeklong blitz...

Viet Nam

There is an old saying in Vietnam: Of a person’s hundred virtues, devotion to their parents is the greatest. For Prof. Lam...

Lao PDR

Dr Kingphouthone Saythala started his career as a resident at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, expecting to end up...

Peru

While growing up in Peru, Jamie Meza knew he wanted to become a doctor, and by secondary school even knew what kind of...

Ethiopia

Sadiya, a nurse who cares for patients with clefts at a Smile Train partner hospital in Ethiopia, shares her perspectives on...