Operation Smile Australia is a not for profit organisation providing reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born with facial deformities in developing countries. Every three minutes a child is born somewhere in the world with a cleft lip or palate, with facial deformities affecting more children each year than all childhood cancers combined. Operation Smile Australia coordinates medical missions where credentialed medical volunteers travel to countries throughout Asia to provide free surgery while creating sustainable change for children, families, and communities. While treating patients, Operation Smile focuses on education for local medical professionals to increase the availability of treatment for affected families as well as educating communities on improved health.
The Lions Australia project which supports Operation Smile is managed by the Lions Club of Brisbane Holland Park.
Operation Smile Australia Limited ABN: 57 086 621 427