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Operation Smile will change a life
A story of capacity building and hope in Ethiopia
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VISION
At Operation Smile we believe every child suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate deserves exceptional surgical care.
2 BILLION

people lack access to any surgical care
BILLIONS MORE

lack access to safe and well-timed surgery
ONLY 4%

of an estimated 234 million surgical procedures performed each year go to the poorest third of the global population
Patients

Patient Story

A Stranger's Kindness

Patient Story

Siham's Story of Healing

Patient Story

As if he didn't have a name

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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.

VOLUNTEERS

Our medical volunteers span six continents and provide our patients with specialised care so they can live healthy and productive lives.

Our Volunteers

New Smiles in Honduras

Professor Michael Earley is a consultant plastic surgeon who worked for many years at Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street.

Our Volunteers

Nuala's story

Nuala Dee, one of our volunteer nurses from Cork, recently returned from a medical mission in Honduras.

Our Volunteers

Meet Dr McGonigal

Dr. Peter McGonigal is a retired dentist based in Dublin, who recently travelled on medical mission to Bacolod, Philippines.

 

Recent Missions

Sep 29 - Oct 10 2017
Guatemala City
Guatemala

Medical Mission


Sep 27 - Oct 1 2017
Dakhla
Morocco

Medical Mission


Sep 25 - Oct 1 2017
Monteria
Colombia

Medical Mission


Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017
Antisarabe
Madagascar

Medical Mission


Sep 29 - Oct 10 2017
Guatemala City
Guatemala

Medical Mission


Sep 27 - Oct 1 2017
Dakhla
Morocco

Medical Mission


Sep 25 - Oct 1 2017
Monteria
Colombia

Medical Mission


Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017
Antisarabe
Madagascar

Medical Mission

 

“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President