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Babies with Clefts Need Your Support

Your Support Can Save a Child’s Life Today

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Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Over the past 25+ years, we have transformed the lives of more than 2 million children globally. In India, we have supported 700,000+ surgeries to date, at more than 150 partner hospitals across the country. We aim to expand our footprint further into the most remote parts of India to make quality cleft care accessible to everyone in need.

What Does Smile Train do?

What are Clefts?

Clefts are gaps in the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth (palate). They occur when certain body parts do not fuse together during the early part of pregnancy. Clefts can cause difficulties in eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking, among other complications.

Find Help

Cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft treatment are 100% free for Smile Train patients anywhere in India. Free transportation to and from Smile Train treatment centers may also be available for those in need.

Where We Work

Learn more about Smile Train’s programs in 75+ countries.

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Medical Professionals

Learn more about Smile Train’s medical partnerships, training programs, medical resources, and program funding.

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Partner Programs

Smile Train partner healthcare workers save the lives of children in need each day. If this is your passion, too, we would like to partner with you.

Training programs

Training Programs

Smile Train offers our partners a range of clinical training opportunities and resources in surgery, anesthesia, nursing, and comprehensive cleft care.

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Funding Programs

Are you a medical professional looking for funding to support life-changing cleft treatment for those who otherwise could not afford it? We would like to support you.

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About Us

Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization. We empower local medical professionals with the training, funding, and resources to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other comprehensive cleft care to children globally. Since 1999, we have supported safe and quality cleft care for 2+ million children in 95+ countries, and we won’t stop until every child in need has access to the care they deserve.