For as little as €180 you can help change the life of a child this
Christmas
JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS MATCHING CHALLENGE Your gift by 31st December will DOUBLE to help twice as many waiting children
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

Thanh: Former patient now a volunteer

Patient Story

Oscar: From uneasiness to hope

Patient Story

Ngan’s name means “star,” but she wasn’t able to smile brightly

Bootstrap Slider

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

Introducing Lindsay Anderson

My first mission was to Hanoi, Vietnam – a mega mission and a very big team. It was overwhelming at first but everyone made me feel at ease and as soon as I saw the babies and children, I felt a massive sense of purpose.

Our Volunteers

Meet Dr. Kevin Calder

We sit down with plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Calder for a question and answer-style interview.

Our Volunteers

Dr. Charles Kabetu: Falling into Operation Smile by chance

Dr. Kabetu walked into work one morning to see his name was on a list posted in the operating room.

 

Recent Missions

Oct 31 - Dec 31 2015
Missions in Hanoi
Vietnam

Medical Mission


Nov 9 - Nov 17 2015
Meng'zi, Yunnan medical mission
China

Medical Mission


Dec 1 - Dec 12 2015
Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic medical mission
Dominican Republic

Medical Mission


Dec 1 - Dec 5 2015
Riohacha, Colombia medical mission
Colombia

Medical Mission


Oct 31 - Dec 31 2015
Missions in Hanoi
Vietnam

Medical Mission


Nov 9 - Nov 17 2015
Meng'zi, Yunnan medical mission
China

Medical Mission


Dec 1 - Dec 12 2015
Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic medical mission
Dominican Republic

Medical Mission


Dec 1 - Dec 5 2015
Riohacha, Colombia medical mission
Colombia

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