people lack access to any surgical care
lack access to safe and well-timed surgery
of an estimated 234 million surgical procedures performed each year go to the poorest third of the global population
Meheftehe: The Solution
A Father's Promise Fulfilled
As if he didn't have a name
How you can help
A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as €180 and in as few as 45 minutes, but your gift is more than a surgery. All of our supporters give renewed hope to children and families around the world.
Our medical volunteers span six continents and provide our patients with specialised care so they can live healthy and productive lives.
New Smiles in Honduras
Professor Michael Earley is a consultant plastic surgeon who worked for many years at Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street.
Nuala Dee, one of our volunteer nurses from Cork, recently returned from a medical mission in Honduras.
Jackie Matthews works as Clinical Nurse Specialist specialising in the care of infants and young children born with cleft conditions, but she is also an Operation Smile volunteer.