Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support. Where these services are available, we aim to provide them to our patients.
A Single, Solvable Problem: Cleft Lip and Palate
Millions of children around the world are suffering from untreated clefts.
Most cannot eat or speak properly and are often unable to attend school or hold a job.
new babies with clefts born every year in Latin America.
pesos can cover the cost of surgery.
minutes can change a child’s life forever.
One Goal: To Give Every Child the Chance to Smile
Smile Train is an international children's charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 90+ countries.
We use the 'teach a man to fish' model focusing on training and empowering local doctors to provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
Every 5 minutes, a child receives their life-changing Smile Train-supported cleft treatment by one of Smile Train's 2,100+ empowered medical professionals
News & Stories
Cleft Community Advisory Council Members Visit Colombia
One community, separated and united by smiles
Eduardo’s mother felt a sense of loss when she first saw his cleft. But she loved him no less for it, and as she held and cared for him, the shock faded, and she made an oath to...
Mathias’ Life Could Have Turned Out Much Differently
Jose and Yesica of Medellín, Colombia, live at the bottom of 170 mountainside steps