Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem : cleft lip and palate
Unless it is an emergency, you and your physician may discuss surgery as a way to correct your condition upon diagnosis. This decision is based on careful evaluation of your personal medical history and subsequent medical tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, MRI, CT scan, electrocardiogram, or other laboratory work performed to determine the exact diagnosis.
Cleft lip and palate is the most common congenital face defect affecting large number of babies around the globe.
Smile train is an international childrens’ charity that provides 100 percent free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children of more than 85 countries.
The main objective of ths project is ‘To give every child a reason to smile’. The organization is able to provide free surgery and treatment for children any day of the year affected by cleft lip and palate, through its funding of more than 1000 active partners representing nearly 1,200 hospitals and 2,300 partner surgeons in the developing nations.
A cleft can be defined as a gap or split in the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth (palate) and the gap is there because parts of the baby’s face didn’t join together properly during development in the womb