Operation Smile's family of medical volunteers, donors and staff are committed to not only reaching patients but breaking down obstacles to surgery through education, training, medical diplomacy and advocacy. We do that by working together with government agencies, local health systems, non-profit organisations and any like-minded partners to deliver care. All patients deserve comprehensive health care and a chance for greater wellbeing.



These statistics are overwhelming. But at Operation Smile, we believe no child is a statistic.

Each patient deserves exceptional surgical care regardless of where they’re born or how much money their family makes.

We recognise the sacrifices families make to overcome barriers to accessing safe surgery. 




“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