Give every child the chance to smile. Since inception, Smile Train has supported more cleft surgeries than all other global charities combined. Smile Train has always championed partnering directly with local hospitals to strengthen health systems and empower local medical professionals to offer surgery and other forms of essential cleft treatment to children in their own communities.
Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, with a sustainable model of supporting surgery and other forms of essential care. We partner with local in-country medical professionals to provide cleft treatments to patients in their own communities. Our sustainable model makes us more efficient and effective than mission-based organizations, as Smile Train’s patients can receive care 365 days a year — this allows every person to get the help they need. By providing training and financial support to medical professionals and raising awareness about clefts and our free available services, over the last 20+ years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children in 90+ countries and will continue to do so until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.