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.

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.


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.

BTIG Charity Day 2015

April 28, 2015

Nominate Smile Train as a Beneficiary for the 2015 BTIG Charity Day.


Two Generations of Uncertainty

When Luckson Koliesa was born, his mother Joyce was devastated when she saw that he had a cleft lip. Joyce learned from an early age how kids and adults treated people who look differently and she knew the suffering that lay ahead for her sweet boy. Joyce was from a large family, including an uncle […]

Bringing Smiles & Hope to Yemen

Since 2011, Yemen has been in a state of fiscal, political and humanitarian crisis. The country has struggled with poverty, terrorism, unemployment, and government corruption. Although the people in Yemen have been facing many challenges, Smile Train does its best to help provide smiles in a place where smiles may be hard to find. Many […]

Mariane Goes Power Of A Smile

Mariane Goes, Brazil, Program Manager talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What first inspired you to work with / support Smile Train? Before working at Smile Train, I worked for Smile Train’s first partner hospital in Brazil called SOBRAPAR. I saw the wonderful and important work Smile Train was doing […]

A Journey of Smiles Halfway Around the World

Guest blogger, William Horan, Smile Train’s Vice President, Principal and Planned Giving talks about his recent trip to Vietnam to see our local in-country medical partners and programs in action. I recently traveled to Vietnam with my 28-year-old son Sean, who is an avid traveler and who has faced many challenges in his life. I […]

Gulaab Presents… A Monkey Show!

Gulaab, spent 46 years of his life with an unrepaired cleft lip living in Pakistan. Because of his cleft, it was hard for him to find a job, so he made a living moving around from village to village putting on monkey shows. Gulaab formed strong bonds with his monkeys. He connected with them because […]