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.
Changing the World One Smile at a Time
Over the past 20 years, we have transformed the lives of more than 1.5 million children. With your help, we aim to greatly expand our reach over the next five years, putting more children than ever before on track to a better future.
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A cleft is a serious birth condition that can prevent babies from eating, drinking, hearing, speaking, and smiling properly. Learn more about clefts.
Want to use your passion to make the whole world smile? We can help.
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.
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.
To support patients and families worldwide, Smile Train offers hundreds of free resources on clefts and cleft treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.