WHY WE EXIST

We strive for a world where no child suffers from lack of access to safe surgery.

 

A child is born every three minutes with a craniofacial condition, often unable to speak, eat, socialise or smile. In some places, and in too many cases, their parents cannot afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.

At Operation Smile Australia we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. That’s what drives us: our global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

As long as there are children in the world who need our help, we'll do whatever it takes to give them the quality care they deserve. 


"We strive for a world where no child suffers the risks and uncertainties of a facial deformity."

- Richard Lewandowski, Plastic Surgeon, Co-Founder Operation Smile Australia