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 its first inception in 1989, Operation Smile has been providing more than 62,000 free screenings and medical treatments to Vietnamese children and families, bring them new lives, hopes, and dignity. The organization also helps to train thousands of in-country medical professionals for future self-sufficiency purposes.
32 YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENT
501 MEDICAL & DENTAL PROGRAMS
We united some of the most talented health professionals within the country to deliver free surgical and dental care to tens of thousands of patients.
> 62,000 PATIENTS TREATED
Our volunteers provided critically needed care for more than 62,000 patients in 32 years.
800,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS
International and Local medical professionals donated nearly 800,000 volunteer hours, a value of $62,400,000