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
Without treatment, children born with cleft are at greater risk of poor health, malnutrition, and poverty. Many children are bullied and their families are ostrascized by society.
The comprehensive cleft care that GSF volunteers provide is life-changing for our patients. See the heart-warming stories that your support makes possible.
Who We Are
Living with untreated cleft has devastating consequences for children and adults in underserved areas of the world. Unfortunately, access to specialized care in these areas is extremely limited. Global Smile Foundation (GSF) is dedicated to making first-class cleft care accessible to all patients regardless of geographic or socioeconomic barriers.