Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support. Where these services are available, we aim to provide them to our patients.
A Single, Solvable Problem: Cleft Lip and Palate
Millions of children around the world are suffering from untreated clefts.
Most cannot eat or speak properly and are often unable to attend school or hold a job.
Estimated children born with a cleft lip and/or palate annually.
EGP can cover the cost of surgery.
minutes can change a child’s life forever.
One Goal: To Give Every Child the Chance to Smile
Smile Train is an international children's charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 90+ countries.
We use the 'teach a man to fish' model focusing on training and empowering local doctors to provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
Every 5 Minutes Smile Train-supported cleft treatment helps a child in need.
News & Stories
How One Hospital Expanded Cleft Care During COVID-19
The incredible story of Kids Hospital in Egypt in the words of the heroic staff who made it happen.
Smiling is Mohamed’s Destiny
Mohamed’s parents anxiously awaited the day of his birth, expecting it to be the most joyous of their lives. But when the big moment finally came, they felt only shock. He had a...
Healing a Son, and a Mom, in Egypt
Ahmed and Eman were shocked when they saw their firstborn baby, Malek, for the first time — they had never seen a child with a cleft before. For the first few days after Malek’s...