Operation Smile South Africa (2018 – 2020)

Operation Smile South Africa is a non-profit medical service organisation that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery and has – since 2006 – seen its medical volunteers provide over 6,000 free surgeries to children and adults throughout Southern and Central Africa. Every three minutes, a child is born somewhere in the world with a cleft lip or cleft palate; about one in 500-750 births. It takes Operation Smile South African medical volunteers as little as 45 minutes to repair a cleft condition, giving them a smile and the chance to live a happy and healthy life.