Our Vision

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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.

2 Billion

people lack access to any surgical care


Billions More

lack access to safe and well-timed surgery

Only 4%

of an estimated 234 million surgical procedures performed each year go to the poorest third of the global population

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 recognize the sacrifices families make to overcome barriers to accessing safe surgery.