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Global Smile Foundation

Org #59008
Vetted since 2021 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
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Global Smile Foundation's (GSF) mission is to provide Comprehensive Cleft Care for underserved patients in developing countries and to build global capacity for cleft care practices worldwide through empowerment and sustainability initiatives. Cleft is one of the most common congenital birth defects in the world, occurring on average in 1 in every 700 live births. Without treatment, these children are at greater risk of poor health, malnutrition, and poverty. Unfortunately, the specialized care childrren born with cleft need is not nearly as common as the problem. In fact, the comprehensive cleft care that is considered standard in places like the United States and the United Kingdom is... read more

Project Leaders
Lisa Crist
Lisa Crist
Beyhan Annan, Usama S Hamdan
Organization Information
106 Access Road, Suite 209
Norwood, MA 02062
United States
Organization Information
106 Access Road, Suite 209
Norwood, MA 02062
United States

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Jun 7, 2023
Ecuador June Update
Ovidio's Healthy Smile Journey In 2018, GSF volunteers met Ovidio in Ecuador. Like many infants with cleft, he was underweight. Cleft lip or palate can prevent an infant from feeding properly,...
Feb 6, 2023
The Countdown for our Ecuador program has begun!
We are less than a month away from our first outreach program of 2023 to Ecuador! In 2022, we expanded our Ecuador programs to two weeks in an effort to care for the number of patients waiting for...
Jan 22, 2023
Only 3 months to our next mission in Lebanon!
In April 2023, our Global Smile Foundation (GSF) and GSF-MENA teams will be working together to provide comprehensive cleft care for underserved patients in the region. Our teams will...
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