Smile Train

Every child born with a cleft anywhere in the world has the opportunity to live a full, productive life. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor - too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.

Smile Train
41 Madison Avenue 28th Floor
28th Floor
New York, New York 10010
United States
1-212-689-9199
http://www.smiletrain.org

Executive Director

Priscilla Ma

Board of Directors

Robert Bell,Michael Dowling,Roy Reichbach,Robert Smits,Richard Ruderman,Ed Goren,Susannah Schaefer,Shell Xue,Charles Wang,Arthur McCarthy

Mission

Every child born with a cleft anywhere in the world has the opportunity to live a full, productive life. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor - too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.

Programs

Cleft surgery has been around for decades, but for a family living off less than $2 a day, they could never dream of affording it for their child. We leverage technology and innovation to train and utilize local partner hospitals and doctors and provide them with the resources, knowledge and skills to enable long-term sustainability. Every child born with a cleft - anywhere in the world - should have the opportunity to live a full and productive life. Smile Train provides free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries.

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