Kym Merrick wrote -
Operation Smile is an international medical charity whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from over 80 countries is committed to helping improve the health and lives of children from more than 60 countries. Since 1982, they've worked with local medical professionals, governments, hospitals and other NGOs to deliver the safest care to each of their patients, and have established care centers wherever possible to give children ongoing medical treatment. Operation Smile continues to provide training and education for local medical professionals so they can provide care within their own communities and share their expertise. To date, they have provided more than 220,000 free surgeries for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.