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
128,000+ Total number of free cleft surgeries we will provide this year
87 Number of countries in which Smile Train has helped children
2,100+ Number of Smile Train partner surgeons
76 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