News

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.

Anesthesia Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium

January 22, 2015

The Anesthesia Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium was held in Shanghai on January 16-18.

Speech and Language Pathologists Gather in Ethiopia for Training

January 9, 2015

Speech and Language Pathologists gathered January 9 - 13 at Yekatit 12 Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for training on cleft speech therapy.

500+ Cleft Surgeons Attend the 9Th Annual Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium

December 18, 2014

The Surgery Branch of The Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Symposium was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China on December 12-13.

Smile Train Supporter, Idah Nguma, Finishes 7th Overall in Miss World Competition & 1st in the Beauty with a Purpose Category

December 14, 2014

2014 Miss World Kenya finished 7th overall out of 100+ finalists and tied for 1st in the Beauty with a Purpose category at the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant, where she shared a video of her work with Smile Train.

Smile Train Breaks From Traditional Holiday Campaigns With Interactive Giving Experience

December 2, 2014

Dreaming of Midnight - Help Smile Train provide an additional 2,015 smiles before the end of 2014.

Never Not Funny Partners with International Cleft Charity Smile Train and JASH to Present the Sixth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon Fundraiser

November 28, 2014

Jimmy Pardo and Never Not Funny are back to host the Sixth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser benefitting the international cleft lip and palate charity Smile Train.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Her Miss World Title and Gifts 100 surgeries for Children With Clefts

November 19, 2014

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, world renowned actress and Smile Train Global Goodwill Ambassador, celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Miss World title by gifting 100 surgeries to children with clefts.

Events

London Marathon 2015

April 26, 2015

Be a part of the London Marathon with Smile Train Team EMPOWER and not only take your running experience to the next level, change the life of a child in need.

Blog

Smile Train Participates in the First Ever Global Surgery Congressional Briefing

In her own words Erin Stieber, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Smile Train, details her experience participating in a recent Congressional Briefing. On Wednesday, February 4, I was honored to represent Smile Train on Capitol Hill for the first ever Congressional Briefing on Global Surgery. The event was sponsored by the Congressional Global Health […]

A Miracle in Haiti: Saintelise’s Story

Guest blogger Jennie Ellis tells the story of how Smile Train worked with CPI Haiti to save the life of a little girl living with an unrepaired cleft. Saintelise was an invisible child in an unknown village in rural Haiti. She was reclusive, shy, and bound to her home, except for the necessary trips to […]

Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

Sannidhanandan was born in a rural area of India with a cleft lip and palate. By the early age of six-years-old, Sannidhanandan found his calling and decided he was going to be a famous singer. His teachers and family encouraged him to keep practicing even though his singing voice was nasally due to his unrepaired […]

Welcome Home Zachary: An Adoption Story

Allison, mother of Zachary, a Smile Train cleft patient, tells us in her own words how much his surgery has impacted both of their lives. This month, Zachary is turning FIVE! As it was certainly a miracle for him to make it to five days, much less five weeks, this is a momentous occasion. Zachary […]

Monica Dominguez Power Of A Smile

Monica Dominguez, Program Manager of Mexico talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her.  What first inspired you to work at Smile Train? I wanted to be at a place where I could help give kids the most wonderful and pure expression of happiness, a smile. How has your involvement with Smile […]