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Our patients experience significant financial, geographic and cultural barriers to accessing care. Operation Smile works hand-in-hand with local medical professionals, governments, hospitals and other NGOs to break down those barriers and ensure that children around the world get the care they deserve.


Globally, 176 medical programs across 103 sites in 32 countries were conducted. Of that total, 112 missions were conducted by a majority of local medical volunteers.

By convening care providers from around the world, we know that the idea exchange, problem-solving and conversation with like-minded partners will result in relevant solutions that increase access to surgical care and ensure that no child has to live with a correctable facial deformity.”

-Dr. William Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and CEO, United States

National Department of Health – Operation Smile South Africa could not do the work we do without the ongoing support of the National Department of Health in South Africa. The ongoing relationship and friendship extended to the organisation enables patients and their families to receive the care and consideration they need.