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

IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai'i

May 30, 2015

Swim, run, and ride in support of Smile Train at IRONMAN® 70.3 Hawai'i in a vacationer's paradise.

House of Lords Event Hosted by Smile Train Supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott

June 17, 2015

Smile Train’s annual celebration will be taking place this summer at the House of Lords in London, hosted by Baroness Stedman-Scott.

Blog

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 […]

9th Annual Mini Marathon for Smile Train at Pleasant Hill Elementary

On April 24, 2015 Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Columbia South Carolina held its 9th Mini-Marathon for Smile Train. Physical Education teacher and real-world Smile Train super hero Thomas Cronin, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, hosts the event every year. He says that he feels so fortunate that he was able […]

Grainne McElhone : Power of a Smile

Grainne McElhone, a former cleft patient, donated her 30th birthday to Smile Train. We recently had the chance to ask her some questions. How did you become involved with Smile Train and why?  A few years ago I spoke to a doctor who happened to be a Smile Train supporter. Up until that point, I […]

Monesta’s Wonderful Smile

Monesta is six months old and she was born with cleft lip. She traveled with her mother, Pili, a distance of 200km by bus to arrive at local Smile Train partner hospital CCBRT. Monesta is the 5th child of Pili, a 29 years old Tanzanian woman from a farming family. When Pili gave birth to […]

Blake Haugland: Turning Lug Nuts Into Smiles

In his own words Smile Train supporter, Blake Haugland explains what motivates him to fundraise for Smile Train. No matter how you look at it, an athlete competing in a triathlon is competing for their own personal satisfaction and that’s a great thing, but race after race I started feeling like I wanted to cross […]