News

WHO Passes Historic Resolution Recognizing the Role of Surgical Care

May 22, 2015

Susan Hayes and Susannah Schaefer's op-ed on the World Health Assembly (WHA) updating its definition of universal health coverage so that it includes improved access to surgical care and anesthesia.

Chuggington™ and Smile Train Partner To Create New Smiles Across the World

May 14, 2015

Chuggington™, the contemporary CGI animated train series for preschoolers, and Smile Train, the international children’s cleft charity, today announced that they are partnering to raise awareness and giving towards cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment, bringing smiles to children in need.

Smile Train Student Supporters At The Beverly Vista School Recycle To Raise Money For Smiles

April 29, 2015

Students at the Beverly Vista School are participating in a recycling program to help raise money for Smile Train and give children with clefts around the world free surgery and related treatment.

Power Of A Smile: One Year Later

April 6, 2015

Smile Train recently visited Osawa, our one millionth patient, to see how he and his family were doing since his surgery, one year ago. Today, we are sharing the heartwarming experience with you.

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China

March 30, 2015

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from March 26-27. The symposium was sponsored by Smile Train and hosted by the Chinese Stomatology Association.

Smile Train Virtual Surgery Simulator presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival

March 14, 2015

Smile Train’s Virtual Surgery Simulator was presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive. SXSW Interactive is a five day, tech collaboration event known for bringing only the most cutting edge technology and big creative ideas in one space.

Smile Train Raises Money for 370+ New Smiles at New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers Game

March 11, 2015

On Tuesday March 10 Smile Train partnered with the New York Islanders with the goal of raising funds and awareness for children with clefts. It was the final regular season matchup between the rivals, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum.

Smile Train Showcases Virtual Surgery Simulator for World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Qatar

February 26, 2015

More than 1,200 health leaders from 80+ countries gathered together in Qatar at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to learn about the latest ideas and health innovations, which have the potential to completely revolutionize the future of global healthcare.

Novotel Hotels Bandung: A Corporation with Compassion

February 18, 2015

Novotel Hotel Bandung, a renowned four star hotel in West Java, and member of the Accor group, partnered with Smile Train and in their very first awareness campaign 60 children received free cleft surgery.

President Obama Sends Letter of Support to Smile Train

February 11, 2015

Smile Train recently received a letter from President Barack Obama, congratulating us on our achievements in 2014, including providing more than one million smiles to children with unrepaired clefts around the world.

Events

Alternatives for Smile Train

July 20, 2015

Enjoy cocktails and networking with colleagues and others in the Alternative Investments space while supporting Smile Train.

BMW Berlin Marathon

September 27, 2015

Race through the streets of Berlin, Germany in support of Smile Train.

Journey of Smiles: Brazil Registration Deadline

November 4, 2015

Smile Train is pleased to invite our supporters to participate in a Journey of Smiles to visit our partner hospitals in Brazil. Here you will see first-hand how your support gives children a second chance at life.

Blog

The True Gift Of A Smile

There is truly no better gift a child can receive than their very first smile. One man who understands how powerful the gift of a smile can be is longtime Smile Train supporter and friend, Mr. Horace Whitmore. At 93 years young, Mr. Whitmore lives a quiet and simple life in California. He serves as […]

Accepting Bahati

Bahati was born at his mother and father’s home in Ushirombo, Tanzania. His parents were so shocked by his cleft lip and palate that they refused to raise him. They had never seen a child with an unrepaired cleft and believed their son was bewitched. Bahati was passed to his grandmother, Justina. She said that […]

Story of Mursleen and Muntaha

Shahid, was living hand-to-mouth as a part-time electrician. Shahid married Shezana and the couple was blessed with two sons. Despite being poor, the family was happy that their sons would have the opportunity to grow up and become successful. One year later, Shezana gave birth to Mursleen, a baby girl born with a cleft lip […]

Jennifer: A Smile 45 Years in the Making

It is true what they say; it’s never too late to start a new life. 45-year-old Jennifer says she lived a life of hardship and sadness until good fortune led her to Smile Train partner CoRSU Hospital in Katakwi, Uganda. It was a new smile a lifetime in the making. Jennifer was the youngest of […]

Disappeared From the Face of the Earth

Goizom Danza Maleguidjeo’s name translates to “disappeared from the face of the Earth” in her native language in Cameroon. Unfortunately for Goizom, this is not far off from how she spent her childhood. She could not attend school or play with other children her age because of the fear from local parents in her village […]