2 Year Anniversary with Smile Train
We're Celebrating Two Years of Transformative Partnership with Smile Train.
We're so pleased to celebrate an incredible milestone with long-term partners Smile Train, as our collaboration surpasses the 2-year mark.
First announced in 2021, our partnership with Smile Train, the world's largest cleft palate organisation, has continued to strengthen and impact countless lives.
Tackling Surgical Capacity Shortages Together
The need for this work cannot be overstated. 5 billion people globally lack access to safe, timely and affordable surgical care. By 2030, we face a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers.
These issues effect low- and middle-income countries disproportionately. 9 out of 10 children in LMICs cannot access basic surgical care when they need it. It's not fair that children should suffer based on where they're born. We believe every child should have access to surgery.
Making Big Impact
During our remarkable two-year journey, we've achieved some amazing results.
27 Operating Rooms Installed:
We've installed 27, and counting, state-of-the-art operating rooms in regions where need is most pressing. These theatres provide vital surgical care to children who had historically had no access to proper resources.
Our partnership has extended its reach far and wide, touching the lives of children in 15 countries. As organisations, we firmly believe that surgery is a health right for every child. Installing Operating Rooms in 15 countries in just 2 years is delivering on that mission.
Over 23,000 Life-Changing Paediatric Operations:
In the 2 years of partnership, our work has resulted in more than 23,000 life-changing paediatric operations. From cleft palates to congenital conditions, each individual operation has been a life-changing moment for the child and their families.
Proud Partnerships, Endless Impact
At Kids Operating Room, we are immensely proud of the work our collaboration with Smile Train has achieved. This anniversary stands as a tribute to all the lives that have been improved and the futures that have been brightened as a result.
Our work won't be finished until safe, timely surgery is a reality for every child. You can follow the journey with us by following us on social media below.
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