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Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Our sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts around the world. To read more about how Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time, feel free to browse through some of our press coverage below.

Smile Train News

Smile Train News

Crashing star Pete Holmes and producer Judd Apatow were recently planning a live comedy event, “A...

Smile Train recently celebrated the milestone of 75,000 cleft surgeries in Indonesia with several...

In 2018, you helped us #GiveSmiles and ongoing comprehensive cleft treatment to tens of thousands...

Smile Train is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Samuel Noordhoff, who passed away on...


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Smile Train In The News

Smile Train In The News

The Diplomat
The World of Rohingya Refugees

A view of Rohingya life — and crucial medical...

Thought Leadership
How These Charities Are Using Virtual Reality to Reach Donor...

VR has opened a new frontier in fundraising by...

Thought Leadership
How Seeing The Nonprofit As A Business Helps Smile Train Gro...

Susannah Schaefer, CEO of the International...

Kylie Jenner Visits Children with Cleft Lip and Palate Durin...

This week, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians...


Latest Press Releases

Latest Press Releases


To mark the second annual National Cleft Day, Smile Train India has officially launched the country’s first toll-free national cleft helpline- Smile Train India Cleft Helpline. The helpline - 1800 103 8301, is accessible to people throughout India who are looking for information about cleft treatment.


From December 14-16, Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft organization, will celebrate its 75,000th cleft surgery milestone in Indonesia with a number of different activities planned each day.


Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In celebration of the day and the season of giving, Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organization, is kicking off their annual ‘Give Smiles’ campaign.