Every 3 minutes, a child is born somewhere in the world with a cleft lip or cleft palate.
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We can help you.
At Operation Smile we believe every child suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate deserves exceptional surgical care.

Cleft is the third most common birth defect worldwide. In Ghana, cleft conditions occur in approx. 1 every 750 births

In as little as 45 minutes, free safe surgery can give a child a chance to live a normal life.

A child born with a cleft may suffer from:
- Hunger and thirst
- Difficulty with speech
- Social isolation and bullying

Patient Story

The Road to Ramata's Smile

Patient Story

In Ghana, the impact at the patient shelter

Patient Story

Watch this behind the scenes look at the medical mission in Ho, Ghana.

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How you can help

A child’s cleft lip or cleft palate can be repaired for as little as 45 minutes. All of our supporters give renewed hope to children and families in Ghana.


“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President