It’s an economic problem – not a medical one.

Cleft surgery has been around for decades, but for a family living off less than $2 a day, they could never dream of affording it for their child.

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day...

We leverage technology and innovation to train and utilize local partner hospitals and doctors and provide them with the resources, knowledge and skills to enable long-term sustainability.

We focus on one solvable problem...

Every child born with a cleft - anywhere in the world - should have the opportunity to live a full and productive life. Smile Train provides free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries.

Smile Train Report Card

350
Approximate number of free cleft surgeries we provide every day
87
Number of countries in which Smile Train has helped children
2,100+
Number of Smile Train partner surgeons
83
Number of staff members
13%
Average yearly program growth over the last 6 years.
1,400+
Number of Smile Train-supported medical conferences and trainings
1,100+
Number of Smile Train partner hospitals
1,000+
Free medical articles and publications we make available
2.7 million+
Number of Smile Train donors who enable our free cleft lip and palate surgery and ancillary programs
77%
Percent of total cleft surgeries provided this past year that were primary cleft lip and/or palate surgeries