Patient stories

When All Seemed Lost, Hope for Janat Was Found

As Janat entered the world, no one could’ve predicted the physical and emotional challenges that laid ahead for her and [...]

A Faded Memory Becomes This Family’s Second Chance

The lives of Yaniris and Jonathan turned upside down after their son, Jose Luis, was born. Having already given birth [...]

Scenes of Hope and Healing: Kigali Resident Training Programme

Our promise of improving health and dignity during the Covid-19 pandemic endures. Once again, we’re providing surgery and in-person care [...]

Closing The Gap: Q&A with Dr. Paulin Banguti, Rwandan Anaesthesiologist We envision a future where Operation Smile delivers enough long-term medical [...]

AMID CRISIS, HEALING Pedro and his family live in an extremely impoverished refugee camp in Colombia. Many of the families [...]

Overcoming adversity to receive cleft care Arlyn was born with a cleft lip in the Philippines. Her mother Dominga blamed [...]

Striving toward a new tomorrow

A mother slips during pregnancy. A baby sucks his thumb in utero. Joemar and Shennene were told that’s what may [...]

Discovering the causes of cleft, part 1

Editor’s Note: The Philippines holds a special place in the history – and future – of our organisation. It was [...]

Discovering the causes of cleft, part 2

Editor’s Note: The Philippines holds a special place in the history – and future – of our organisation. It was [...]