Smile Train began in China with the goal of a self-sustainable approach to helping children with clefts.
1.3 billion people living in China
19% of population below the age of 14
36% of population lives off less than $2 a day
31,900+ estimated cleft births per year
- active Smile Train surgeons
- Smile Train partners
- Smile Train sponsored surgeries
China presents a unique opportunity to further develop Smile Train's free cleft surgery and ancillary care programs. Smile Train China's ever-growing cleft care network provides the perfect platform to launch pilot programs for ancillary care and patient outreach that can then be adapted for our programs around the world.
As Smile Train China continues to grow and gain support from China's burgeoning middle class it moves closer and closer to self-sufficiency.