At Operation Smile, we believe every child suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate deserves exceptional surgical care.

of people lack access to any surgical care.

lack access to safe and well-timed surgery
ONLY 6.3%

of an estimated 312.9 million surgical procedures performed each year go to the poorest third of the global population.

How you can help

A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as RMB 6000 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.


Patient Story

Thanh: Former patient now a volunteer

Patient Story

Oscar: From uneasiness to hope

Patient Story

Ngan’s name means “star,” but she wasn’t able to smile brightly

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“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