What is Cleft
A cleft is an opening in the lip and/or palate that occurs early in pregnancy where the developing facial structure does not fuse together completely.
How Cleft Affects Lives
Studies have shown that living with any facial difference can have a negative impact on mental health and overall quality of life.
GSF has developed a unique model of medical mission care that provides long-term and multi-disciplinary cleft care while building sustainable local capacity for addressing cleft.
Who We Are
Global Smile Foundation (GSF) is dedicated to making first-class cleft care accessible to all patients regardless of geographic or socioeconomic barriers. There is a pressing need for sustainable cleft care in developing countries where the consequences of those conditions are devastating, if left untreated.