Smile Train Releases Speech App 2.0

September 16, 2015

Smile Train’s Speech App 1.0 was conceived out of observing Smile Train speech patients after cleft surgery. An estimated 130,000 children affected by cleft palate require speech and language therapy in the developing world every year and many of them cannot afford to receive it.

Thousands Learn About Smile Train at 90sFest

September 12, 2015

The rain forecast did not stop thousands of New Yorkers from flocking to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the inaugural 90sFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the best music, fashion, and culture of the 1990s.

180+ Partner Doctors Attend 6th Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Flagship Medical Conference in Chennai, India

September 10, 2015

The 2015 STARS conference provided surgeons and anesthesiologists from Smile Train partner hospitals across South Asia the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest trends, discoveries and practices in the field of cleft lip and palate surgery.

2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Helps Create Smiles in the Philippines

August 15, 2015

Smile Train Ambassadors Jeff Krebs and Fritz Friedman recently joined Smile Train’s Justin McCarthy and celebrity judge Tia Carrere at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant.

Actress and Singer Lucy Hale Helps Smile Train #UpgradeYourWorld

August 7, 2015

Lucy Hale visited our NY headquarters to help spread awareness about clefts and cast her #vote for Smile Train to win Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld Contest.

The Real Housewives of New York City Feature Smile Train

July 22, 2015

Smile Train was featured on The Real Housewives of New York City. The Housewives decorated Yummie by Heather Thomson jeans and hosted an event to benefit children with clefts.

Smile Train Featured on Khawatir Television Show

July 17, 2015

Smile Train’s work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) was recently featured on Khawatir, a popular television show in the region devoted to increasing knowledge of the world that has aired annually during Ramadan for the past 10 years.

Smile Train Supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott Welcomes Smile Train to the House of Lords, Westminster, London

June 17, 2015

Smile Train supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott graciously hosted Smile Train’s annual celebration at the House of Lords. The House of Lords offered a stunning location to reflect on a year of success for Smile Train and our devoted donors.

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.


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 11, 2015

Pursue a personal best or a world record while providing free cleft surgeries at The Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Smile Train Partners with Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery to Give 200 Free Cleft Surgeries During Brazil Cleft Week

October 12, 2015

From October 12-16, Smile Train and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SPCP) will unite in a major campaign for cleft lip and palate patients. Top Brazilian plastic surgeons from the IDEAH Foundation, the social arm of SPCP, will travel to ten Smile Train partner hospitals to provide local doctors with additional training.

Smile Train International Scholars to Attend Plastic Surgery The Meeting and Learn at Prestigious US Hospitals

October 16, 2015

Smile Train partner surgeons Dr. Mohammed Ayub Ali and Dr. Edward Wayi will attend the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, from October 16-20.


Samantha Johnston Power Of A Smile

Samantha Johnston, Manager, Corporate Partnerships talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What first inspired you to work at Smile Train? I loved how focused the organization is. I was impressed about Smile Train’s laser-focus of solving a single problem in the most effective way possible. Also, the fact that they […]

Flowering Hope for Lavender

When Lena gave birth to her daughter Lavender, the whispers about the infant’s cleft lip spread quickly throughout their tiny village of Masindet, Kenya.  As neighbors lined up to see the baby, Lena was devastated when she overheard someone saying, “Babies like this shouldn’t exist.” The family struggled to raise the funds for cleft surgery […]

The True Power of a Smile: Tomos Lavery’s Story

Tomos Lavery and his sister Ffion started Sing 2 Smile, an organisation raising money for Smile Train by showcasing young and exciting musicians across the UK. How did you become involved with Smile Train and why? My sister Ffion and I wanted to put our passion for singing to good use. As a dentist, I […]

Anmol: The Girl Stuck in Darkness

Anmol was born to a poor family in a dusty, border village near Amritsar, India. The birth of a girl is a subdued event in most Indian households, but when Anmol was born, it became a moment of shock and disbelief. Anmol’s family had never seen a child with a cleft before. Anmol’s cleft lip […]

Thank You For Helping Create So Many Smiles in the Philippines

This past fiscal year was the most successful year in Smile Train Philippines’ history, and we could not have done it without your help. Our local partners completed more than 5,500 surgeries. Thanks to your donations, we have changed the lives of thousands of Filipino children, their families, and the communities where they live. The […]