Princess is one of many children awaiting life changing surgery on our Malawi mission. Malnourished and struggling to eat, the onset of malaria prevented Princess from getting the surgery she needed. Your support helps volunteer doctor’s deliver urgent care, ensuring the children in our missions are well enough to have their smile’s and lives transformed forever.

Operation Smile medical volunteers are looking forward to seeing her at a forthcoming mission in Malawi when, hopefully she’ll be well enough to have her smile transformed.

“I feel hugely privileged to be part of a team making such a massive difference to children’s lives. Please help double our funding this summer so that, together, we can help twice as many children like Princess.”

Dr Juliet Hull
UK Volunteer Anaesthetist & Operation Smile Global Fellow for Malawi

Princess is still waiting for her life-changing surgery


It takes only 45 minutes and as little as £150 to give a new smile to a child, and this summer your donations will be doubled through Operation Smiles Summer Matching Appeal. All of our supporters give renewed hope to children like Princess around the world.

Princess needs your help

Princess needs your help



At Operation Smile, we envision a future where health and dignity are improved through safe surgery.

Safe surgery means providing patients with the highest quality of care, based on the highest medical standards, no matter where they live. 

Cleft is the third most common birth defect worldwide. 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 


With 35 years of expertise, we continue to provide life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries and increase our overall surgical safety, quality and capacity worldwide.


See how our generous medical volunteers are changing lives around the globe

Bringing hope to Sidonie

When Sidonie was born, her parents were shocked to see her mouth. They didn’t know how they could afford the surgery that could change their daughter’s life. Until they learnt that Operation Smile was organising a medical mission in their country.

More than smiles

In Ethiopia, Operation Smile is helping to strengthen the country’s health system through specialised training and education programmes while continuing to provide patients with world-class levels of surgical care. UK plastic surgeon Per Hall is leading the project.

It takes only 45 minutes and as little as £150 to give a new smile to a child.

This summer your donations will be doubled through Operation Smiles Summer Matching Appeal


If you want to learn more, you can get in touch with our Supporter Care team by phone on: +44 (0)20 3475 5126 or by email at: