Smile Train Regional Update: South East Asia

Our Regional Director for South East Asia on our local response to COVID-19.

Throughout Asia, cleft surgeries have been postponed to ensure patient safety and enable hospitals to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Smile Train's Area Director for South East Asia, shares an update on how Smile Train partners in her region are using telemedicine to provide guidance and care to children with clefts during the pandemic.

Now more than ever, Smile Train partners need your support to continue providing desperately-needed care to patients and their families — and to address the growing backlog of children in urgent need of lifesaving cleft surgery as soon as is safe.


Our impact in the Philippines

as of February 2023


cleft surgeries sponsored since 2001


active partner surgeons


active partner hospitals