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Global Need

Operation Smile's family of medical volunteers, donors and staff are committed to not only reaching patients but breaking down obstacles to surgery through education, training, medical diplomacy and advocacy. We do that by working together with government agencies, local health systems, non-profit organizations and any like-minded partners to deliver care. All patients deserve comprehensive health care and a chance for greater well-being. 


These statistics are overwhelming. But at Operation Smile, we believe no child is a statistic.

Each patient deserves exceptional surgical care regardless of where they’re born or how much money their family makes.

We recognize the sacrifices families make to overcome barriers to accessing safe surgery. 





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Medical Programs

Our work around the world goes beyond just a medical mission. 

Patient Spotlights

Be inspired by our patients’ stories of hope. 

Volunteer Spotlights

Our volunteers reflect on why they care about families and children around the world.