OPERATION SMILE MOBILIZES A WORLD OF GENEROUS HEARTS TO HEAL CHILDREN’S SMILES AND TRANSFORM LIVES ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.
Operation Smile came to Vietnam as part of the normalization process between Vietnam and America. Since it first inception in 1989, Operation Smile has been providing close to 60,000 free surgeries and medical treatments to the Vietnamese children and families, bring them new lives, hopes and dignities. The organization also helps to train thousands of in country medical professionals for future self-sufficiency purposes.
30 YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENT
501 MEDICAL & DENTAL PROGRAMS
We united some of the most talented health professionals from 29 countries to deliver free surgical and dental care to tens of thousands of patients.
59,161 PATIENTS TREATED
Our volunteers provided critically needed care for 59,161 patients in 30 years.
800,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS
International and Local medical professionals donated nearly 800,000 volunteer hours, a value of $62,400,000