Cleft Lip & Palate | Cleft lip treatment in India | Mission Smile

GuideStar India awards Mission Smile ‘Platinum Level Certification’ for the second straight year

GuideStar India – India’s most reliable NGO information repository has accredited us with the ‘GuideStar India Platinum Certification (champion level)’. This was for the second straight year on 2018. GuideStar India issued the seal of Transparency and Public Accountability to Mission Smile (GSN 7946). It is based on the due diligence of our organization for legal and financial agreements by the accrediting authority. In […]

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Her Waiting Pays Off – Little Monali’s Cleft Palate Deformity Rectified!

Let us introduce you to Monali. When we met her, she was one-year-nine-months old. In most cases, parents can identify their child’s cleft deformity just after their birth. But Monali’s case was different. At birth, her family did not notice her cleft palate deformity.  The doctor too overlooked informing her condition to the parents! Thereby, […]

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100 Smiles in 5 Days –14th Intl. Cleft Surgery Mission at GC4

It’s a great pleasure for Mission Smile to announce the successful completion of our 14th International Cleft Surgery Mission at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4).  We conducted the mission from 20th-25th May 2018. The inauguration of the mission was on 20th May in the honourable and gracious Celebrity Artist presence – Angaraag Papon Mahanta […]

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Colombia Mission Apr 2018: Extending Global Solidarity, Transforming Cleft to Smile

Mission Smile has conducted its first-ever ‘overseas pilot project’ in Colombia from 13th to 15th April 2018. This was in partnership with Latin Smile – an international charity offering cleft surgeries & cleft awareness across Latin American nations. The mission site was ISABU Instituto de Salud de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga (known as “the pretty city […]

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Little Miriam Is Finally On the Road To Recovery

Let us introduce you to Miriam. She was a three year eight months old little girl when we met her.  She had to bear fathomless pain and anxiety from her birth. This was due to her blindness in one eye and defect in her other eye. These went together with severe cleft lip and palate […]

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Difficult Cases Week 2018 @ GC4: Giving Them a Second Chance to Smile!

We organised “The Difficult Cases Week”. It was to give a second chance to those children and young adults who could not earlier receive their cleft treatment offered by Mission Smile. It could be due to additional complications of the airway, cardiac, neurological or malnutrition issues. Mission Smile conducted the ‘Difficult Cases Week’ at  Guwahati Comprehensive […]

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Little Tamina’s Smile Revived – Smile Story from KC4

At Kolkata Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (KC4), we met Tamina Khatun (an eight-month-old baby girl) in 2018, who came with her mother from Goraihati, a small village in Ishwaripur, Bhangur, in South 24 Parganas. Little Tamina’s mother, Selima Bibi, narrated her heart-wrenching story of neglect and struggle, which moved us all. Selima had to unwillingly leave her in-law’s […]

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From Depression to Daylight – Little Mamun Gets Ready To Embrace Life Anew!

Our first encounter with Mamun Mondal was during one of our pre-screening camps earlier in 2018. He is from village Malidah in Bagdah, North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Nine years, ten months old Mamun was like any other boy of his age. The only difference being Mamun had been a victim of both cleft […]

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GC4 Team Representation @NRHM Prize Distribution Ceremony & Exhibition

The team members of Mission Smile’s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4), which conduct the Nutrition Program, participated in the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of National Rural Health Mission, Assam.  Eventually, the ceremony took place at the GMC Auditorium, Guwahati, on 8th April 2018. Also, an exhibition was organised at the event venue. There, our team […]

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Agartala Mission Post-op Camp Registered 94% Turnouts

After our successful 11th Medical Mission in Agartala, Tripura (26th-31st March 2018) our GC4 Team went to Agartala yet again for the post-operative camp on 10th April.  Earlier we had conducted 53 safe cleft surgeries at the mission venue – Dr BRAM Hospital. This was in partnership with Govt. of Tripura, NHM, RBSK, supported by ONGC […]

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Little Anu Mondal’s Smile Restored @KC4

Let’s introduce you to Anu Mondal. She was a one year ten months old baby girl when we met her. She lives with her family of 5 in Mondalgiri. This village is just a kilometre away from Sundarban Tiger Reserve, in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India. Anu’s father, Mrityunjoy Mondal, is […]

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Zessy and Her Mother look forward to a New Life

A young girl from Meghalaya conceived without marriage. However, her parents accepted and stood by her throughout her pregnancy period. She and her family were heartbroken when they saw her newborn child. They named her Zessy. Zessy was different from others, was born with Cleft. The tribal Jhumiya community to which they belong believed ‘cleft’ […]

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