Our partnership: The Smile Train, USA:
The Smile Train, USA
(Content updated from the Smile Train, USA website on July 6, 2007)
Under the aegis of Smile Train, USA our hospital initiated cleft lip/palate centre to provide corrective surgeries with cleft lip and palate. The mission of Smile Train is to partner with Non-profit organizations like ours with financial support, volunteer benefits and best practice methods.
Cleft is a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache.
The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes.
The Mission of Smile Train….
- To provide free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries.
- To provide free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals.
Until there are no more children who need help and we have completely
eradicated the problem of clefts.