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Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. 

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Vision

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

    Chisomo’s second chance

  • Patient Story

    Angeline Sanipa: She’s a survivor

  • Patient Story

    Oscar: From uneasiness to hope

Global Presence

Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children from more than 60 countries.

Australia

1999 - Presence established in Australia
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Bolivia

1999 - First medical mission in Bolivia
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Brazil

1997 - First medical mission in Brazil
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Cambodia

2002 - First medical mission in Cambodia
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Canada

2011 - Presence established in Canada
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China

1991 - First medical mission in China
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Colombia

1988 - First medical mission in Colombia
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

2009 - First medical mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Dominican Republic

2009 - First medical mission in the Dominican Republic
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Ecuador

1995 - First medical mission in Ecuador
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Egypt

2006 - First medical mission in Egypt
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Ethiopia

2005 - First medical mission in Ethiopia
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Ghana

2011 - First medical mission in Ghana
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Guatemala

2011 - First medical mission in Guatemala
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Haiti

2008 - First medical mission in Haiti
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Honduras

1997 - First medical mission in Honduras
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India

2002 - First medical mission in India
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Ireland

2004 - Presence established in Ireland
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Italy

2000 - Presence established in Italy
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Japan

2009 - Presence established in Japan
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Jordan

2000 - First medical mission in Jordan
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Kenya

1987 - First medical mission in Kenya
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Madagascar

2007 - First medical mission in Madagascar
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Malawi

2012 - First medical mission in Malawi
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Mexico

2006 - First medical mission in Mexico
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Morocco

1998 - First medical mission in Morocco
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Myanmar

2010 - First medical mission in Myanmar
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Nicaragua

1993 - First medical mission in Nicaragua
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Panama

1991 - First medical mission in Panama
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Paraguay

2005 - First medical mission in Paraguay
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Peru

1999 - First medical mission in Peru
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Philippines

1982 - First medical mission in the Philippines
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Russia

1993 - First medical mission in Russia
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Rwanda

2010 - First medical mission in Rwanda
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South Africa

2006 - First medical mission in South Africa
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South Korea

2012 - Presence established in South Korea
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Sweden

2010 - Presence established in Sweden
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Switzerland

2015 - Presence established in Switzerland
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Thailand

1997 - First medical mission in Thailand
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United Arab Emirates

2011 - Presence established in the United Arab Emirates
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United Kingdom

2001 - Presence established in the United Kingdom
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United States

1982 - Presence established in the United States
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Venezuela

1993 - First medical mission in Venezuela
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Vietnam

1989 - First medical mission in Vietnam
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See Where We Work

Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Volunteers

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

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as $240 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.

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