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Smile Train UK

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organisation with a model of true sustainability — providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.

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0300 124 5205

Registered charity no. 1114748

Member since November 2021

Latest News

Benjamin's Smile Has Overcome the Unimaginable

Benjamin's Smile Has Overcome the Unimaginable

Benjamin was born in his family’s tiny home in a small farming community in Kenya. Though ethnic violence raged seemingly endlessly just outside its thin mud walls, inside, his parents and four siblings felt only the joy and hope of a new life entering the world. Then they saw his cleft. Confusion and hurt shattered the warm peace that had enveloped the family, but only for a moment. As she held her baby for the first time and got to know his beautiful face a little better, his mother became determined to raise her son well, come what may.

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Smile Train and Lifebox Launch Request for Proposals for Capnography Device

Smile Train and Lifebox Launch Request for Proposals for Capnography Device

The Smile Train-Lifebox Capnography Project seeks to find a “capnography solution” to provide comprehensive, safe cleft care through improved patient monitoring during surgery in resource-limited settings. Due to its technical requirements, as well as the cost, capnography is not available in many operating rooms globally. Smile Train and Lifebox have developed specifications for a capnography device specifically designed for the intraoperative care of children, including those having cleft surgery, in low-resource settings. The specifications build on the work of the World Federation of Anaesthesiologists(WFSA) Minimum Capnometer Specifications 2021 A Guide for Health Care Decision Makers.

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