Every three minutes...

another baby is born struggling to breathe, speak, and eat due to a cleft. Your support funds lifesaving treatment for these children in need around the world.

Child in need of cleft lip surgery from Nigeria

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Since our founding in 1999, Smile Train have sponsored life-changing cleft treatment for more than 1.5 million children worldwide. We aim to double this number in the next five years. Won't you join us?

Learn About Our Model

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What are Clefts?

A cleft is a serious birth condition that can prevent babies from eating, drinking, hearing, speaking, and smiling properly. Learn more about clefts.

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Want to use your passion to make the whole world smile? We can help.

Where We Work

Learn about our programmes and how they enable 100 %-free cleft treatment to children in 70+ countries.

Patients & Family Members

Discover up-to-date information on cleft care, inspiring patient stories, and other valuable resources.

Diagnosis: Understanding Cleft

Become Cleft Aware

When a baby is born with a cleft, there is not a moment to spare. Families should locate the nearest cleft specialists for treatment right away.

Fundraising Resources

Resources for Patients & Their Families

To support patients and families worldwide, Smile Train offers hundreds of free resources on clefts and cleft treatment.

Yona with Zena

Help is Here

All cleft care offered by our global network of medical specialists is 100% free for all patients. Often, free transportation to and from local Smile Train partner centres is available, as well.

Our Medical Partners

Discover more about Smile Train's partner healthcare workers, cleft speciality training programmes, and cleft speciality grant programmes.

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Partner Programmes

Smile Train's partners aspire to give hope to children in need of cleft treatment. If you share this aspiration, we'd like to get to know you.

Nurse training saves lives event in Indonesia

Specialty Training Programmes

All Smile Train partners partake in state-of-the-art clincial training specialised to their field, from cleft surgery, anaesthesia, and nursing, to orthodontics, speech therapy, social work, nutrition counselling, and more.

A cleft surgeon holds former patient in his arms

Speciality Grant Programmes

Are you a medical professional looking to provide lifesaving care to children with clefts who would otherwise go untreated? We would love to underwrite your work.

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About Us

Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organisation, with a sustainable and local model of supporting surgery and other forms of essential, comprehensive care. Since 1999, we have supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children and will continue to do so until every person in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.