We’re proud to partner with Smile Train, a world-leading charity who empower local medical professionals to provide free life-changing surgery to children with a cleft lip, palate, or both, in over 85 countries.
As a global consumer healthcare company, we’re passionate about improving the health and well-being of people around the world. We’re also specialists in oral health, so it seemed like a natural fit to partner with an organisation like Smile Train.
Together, we’re committed to helping transform the lives of children born with clefts, as well as having a positive impact on their families and communities.
How we are helping
Reaching more children
Families of children who are born with clefts in the developing world are often either unaware that there is a solution, or unable to afford surgery. That’s why we’re on a mission to reach as many children as we can, so we can help transform their futures forever and give them the opportunity to live full and productive lives.
Comprehensive cleft care
Surgery is just the beginning when it comes to treating children born with clefts. Many may also require dental care, orthodontic treatment and speech therapy, in addition to their cleft surgery. We are committed to doing everything we can, through our partnership with Smile Train, to improve access to these facilities for the children who need them most.
Training local surgeons
We support Smile Train’s model of sustainable cleft care. That’s why we finance and support training for local medical professionals to provide quality cleft treatment for children in their own communities. These medical professionals can then go on to train more people themselves, making this a truly sustainable, long-term solution.
The first smile of many
Baby Jaya is just the first of thousands of smiles we’re planning to transform over the next five years. Our work with Smile Train will impact more than 30,000 children and have an effect not only on their lives, but also their families and communities.
But they aren’t the only ones who will be touched by this unique partnership. We’re encouraging every GSK employee to give their time, skills, and donations to support Smile Train.
Together, we are united in a shared vision and commitment to help transform the lives of more children, one smile at a time.