A cleft lip or cleft palate is life-threatening for a child and surgery to correct it is critical. But in so many parts of the world, that surgery is neither accessible nor affordable.
That’s where Operation Smile comes in. Alongside our medical volunteers, we provide safe and timely cleft surgery, free of charge, thanks to generous partners just like you. You make it possible to deliver new smiles to these children, and care for them before and after their surgery.
At this time, almost all our surgical missions have been temporarily halted to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe and healthy. But the need continues to grow. With each passing day, 300 more children are added to the waiting list.
With your support, we can care for children now, before and after surgery, and deliver life-saving surgeries as soon as we possibly can.