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Operation Smile in Ethiopia repairs childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together, we create smiles, change lives, heal humanity.


Mekelle, Ethiopia: October 08 - 17
Mekelle, Ethiopia: May 10 - 20
Mekelle, Ethiopia: October 11 - 21
Mekelle, Ethiopia: May 10 - 20
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A Smile Changes Everything


Operation Smile promotes the concept of volunteerism across the globe, showing people how their time, knowledge, skills and resources have a far-reaching impact on every life they touch.
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What's New? Education Programs Patients Resources
June 25, 2008
Operation Smile Supports WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Initiative

June 01, 2008
U.S. Doctor’s Join Together to Change Marie’s Life

March 18, 2008
Operation Smile Provides Surgery to Ethiopian Teenager in Norfolk, Virginia

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• Operation Smile in Ethiopia invests in sustainable development by participating in medical training and credentialing.
• Operation Smile in Ethiopia invites medical professionals to participate in hands-on training and lectures during each international medical mission.
• Educational missions are a great model for Ethiopian medical professionals to gain new knowledge, experiences, and skills.
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If you have a child, or know someone who needs free surgery for a cleft lip or cleft palate, kindly send us the following information:
  • your name & contact details
  • the name and age of the patient
  • contact details of the patient
  • the medical history of the patient
  • photo’s of the patient (if possible)
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To donate by check, credit card or bank-in Account Name: Operation Smile Inc Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Account: 01704/177622/00 Branch Name: International Banking Division Swift: CBETETAA | Operation Smile in Ethiopia | Operation Smile P.O.Box 12129, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia