What We Do
At Operation Smile Ireland, our medical volunteers provide safe, sustainable treatment to children with facial deformities in the developing world. We are an international medical humanitarian organisation dedicated to raising awareness of this life-threatening issue and providing lasting solutions that will allow children to be healed, regardless of financial standing, well into the future.
As part of Operation Smile Inc., we have a presence in over 60 countries, and our free surgeries and medical missions are made possible by the thousands of volunteers and donors throughout the world, who generously contribute time, talent and resources to our cause.
Giving every child the chance to smile.
Every child deserves the ability to smile and a chance to thrive. But in many parts of the world, children with cleft lip and cleft palate are hidden away, too embarrassed to attend school. They face uncertain futures because their parents cannot afford to provide the surgery they need.
Our free, life-changing surgeries take as little as 45 minutes, and can give a child with a facial deformity a lifetime of smiles. Plus, every child we heal creates a ripple effect on their family, community and country. After surgery, the child can become a more productive member of society and enrich their community.
When we leave a country, we leave behind a legacy of education, training and equipment- building a self-sufficient global health network focused on continuing the mission and transforming lives.
Through the face of a child, we forge new partnerships, alliances and health initiatives to make the world a better place.
We hope you'll join us with your support.
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