Please mend
my broken smile
Leaving a gift
in your Will changes lives forever.
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

As If He Didn't Have a Name

Patient Story

When Children Regain Hope: Siham's Story of Healing

Patient Story

A Stranger's Kindness

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How you can help

A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as £150 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.

Volunteers

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

New Smiles in Malawi

'As someone affected by cleft first hand, this mission resonated very deeply with me'. Chris Williams, Operation Smile UK Fundraising Manager, recalls his recent medical mission to Malawi.

Meet Jackie

Jackie Matthews, works as Clinical Nurse Specialist for South Thames Cleft Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. She is also an Operation Smile volunteer and UK Medical Subcommittee member.

Introducing Lindsay

My first mission was to Hanoi, Vietnam – a mega mission and a very big team. It was overwhelming at first but everyone made me feel at ease and as soon as I saw the babies and children, I felt a massive sense of purpose.

 

Recent Missions

Sep 29 - Oct 4 2017
Guatemala City
Guatemala

Medical Mission


Sep 27 - Oct 1 2017
Dakhla
Morocco

Medical Mission


Sep 25 - Oct 1 2017
Montería
Colombia

Medical Mission


Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017
Antsirabe
Madagascar

Medical Mission


Sep 29 - Oct 4 2017
Guatemala City
Guatemala

Medical Mission


Sep 27 - Oct 1 2017
Dakhla
Morocco

Medical Mission


Sep 25 - Oct 1 2017
Montería
Colombia

Medical Mission


Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017
Antsirabe
Madagascar

Medical Mission

 

“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President