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About Us

For the last 25+ years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 2+ million children in more than 95 countries.

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What is Smile Train India?

Smile Train is an international organisation (NGO), which supports cleft treatment for patients from economically weaker sections of society who cannot afford to pay for the surgery/treatment. 

Smile Train India works with more than 150 partner hospitals in 30 states and union territories. Since 2000, we have supported more than 700,000 cleft surgeries.

Smile Train is New York headquartered NGO which was founded in 1999. Since then, Smile Train has grown into the world's leading cleft charity, helping more than 2 million desperately poor children with clefts in 95+ countries, training thousands of medical professionals, and establishing hundreds of programs across the world.

What Does Smile Train Do?

Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, with a sustainable and local model of supporting surgery and other forms of essential cleft care. Over the last 25+ years, we have supported safe and quality cleft care for 2+ million children and will continue to do so until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.

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Our Impact at a Glance


empowered medical professionals


Smile Train India-supported cleft surgeries since 2000


partner hospitals across the country


Smile Train-supported cleft training opportunities


countries where Smile Train has helped children