Smile Train partners with local healthcare workers to provide cleft treatments 365 days a year on five continents.
Our unique "teach a man to fish" model focuses on training local professionals to provide world-class cleft care in their own communities. Those professionals then go on to train others, creating a sustainable system for long-term care.
Links to Our Approach
Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, with a sustainable and local model of supporting surgery and other forms of essential care.
Children with clefts need more than just surgery. They may also need nutritional support, dental care, orthodontic treatment, speech therapy, and more.
We support our partners to provide 100%-free cleft treatment to children around the world.
Our Impact at a Glance
Learn more about clefts and why we chose this issue.