Let's Change the World One Smile at a Time

Help us provide new smiles and second chances at life to children with clefts.

Child with cleft from Pakistan

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.

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200K +

Estimated children born with a cleft lip and/or palate annually.


EGP can cover the cost of surgery.

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What are Clefts?

Did you know that clefts cause difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking? Learn more about clefts.

Services We Support

Children born with clefts need more than just surgery. They may also need nutritional support, dental care, orthodontic treatment, and speech therapy.

Where We Work

Learn more about Smile Train's programs in 75+ countries

patient receiving speech treatment

Cleft Care at Home

Comprehensive cleft care does not only happen at your local Smile Train partner treatment center. It is so important for children and caretakers to have access to resources related to their cleft care at home. Smile Train is dedicated to creating a variety of resources to meet every need.

Smile Train supporters and staff with patient

About Us

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization with a model of true sustainability — providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 75+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.