Children
 India
Project #1206

Free Cleft Surgery for 400 Poor Children in India

by Smile Train
Jul 24, 2008

India Update

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In 9 years, Smile Train has helped more than 129,000 children in India, giving them a new smile and a second chance at life. Completing 10,000 more surgeries this year than last year, Smile Train partners with 184 local hospitals. The goal for 2009 is to help 50,000 poor children in India and create 160 new partner hospitals.

The Smile Train is dedicated to helping the millions of poor children in the world who suffer from cleft lip and palate through free surgery and free training for doctors. The free surgery and related treatment that The Smile Train sponsors are performed by local medical teams in local hospitals in developing countries. This “teach a man to fish” strategy builds in-country capacity while helping very poor but very proud communities become self-sufficient, one smile at a time.

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Smile Train

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.smiletrain.org
Smile Train
Project Leader:
Adina Wexelberg-Clouser
Donor Relations Associate
New York, New York United States

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