Located in Lapu-Lapu City, the center is located at Allegiant Regional Care Hospital (ARC) and is being managed by Smile Train’s long-time partner, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation. With this, free cleft care services including surgery, nutrition support, orthodontic and dental treatment, and speech therapy will be even more accessible to the local community and for patients in nearby provinces.
Smile Train’s geographical and programmatic expansion comes as the organization also celebrates National Cleft and Craniofacial awareness month this July. Smile Train also continues to support comprehensive cleft care at other locations, such as at Philippine Band of Mercy, Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital and Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines in Metro Manila, San Fernandino Hospital in Pampanga and Tebow Cure Hospital in Davao City. Cleft surgeries continue to be provided in more than 50 locations around the country.
If you know patients in need or would like to support Smile Train’s work in the Philippines, please contact us at email@example.com