Operation Smile International

Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children born with cleft lips and cleft palate.

Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia, USA is with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children.

It’s considered one of the largest medical volunteer-based non-profit organizations, that provides life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries with continuous updates to improve overall surgical safety, quality, and capacity worldwide.

With an experience of 35 years, Operation Smile (OSI) has mobilized thousands of medical volunteers in different medical specialties from more than 80 countries and has provided hundreds of thousands of safe surgeries for those born with cleft lip and cleft palate.

Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip/cleft palate.

Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their local communities.