Global Smile Foundation Newsletter
Dedicated to Providing Comprehensive Cleft Care
Volume X, Issue VII
July 2020 
We hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on the GSF response to COVID-19 can be found on our website .
Research Efforts Support Outreach Cleft Programs
The founders of Global Smile Foundation (GSF) have known from the beginning that the need for specialized cleft care around the world is far greater than what any NGO can provide single-handedly. Empowerment and sustainability of local talents are very useful tools in Global Health. That is why our mission has always gone beyond providing comprehensive cleft care to include education and training initiatives for cleft care providers.

In addition to the Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop (see article below), GSF shares knowledge and insight by publishing significant findings in peer reviewed medical journals. Past publications include specific cleft lip/palate surgical techniques, emergency and safety protocols, and quality assurance guidelines for cleft care in outreach settings.
One of our recent articles was accepted for publication in Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, “Simulation-Based Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshops: A Reproducible Model for Sustainable Education.” Thanks to the GSF Research Team for your hard work!
Virtual Format for Global Workshop
Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, we have decided to offer the 2020 Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop (CCCW) as a webinar.

World-renowned cleft experts will present webinar sessions over two weekends:
  • October 2-4: General Sessions & Surgery
  • October 10: Dental/Orthodontics
  • October 11: Speech Pathology & Psychosocial

Early Bird pricing is available until August 15, 2020. Register here.
Smile of the Month: José  Luis
A 10-Year Journey
José Luis has been a GSF patient in El Salvador since 2010. See a video of his journey by clicking on the image:
GSF Earns Recognition for Data Sharing
GSF is committed to sharing information about our work and outcomes with our volunteers, friends & supporters. We are proud to report that we earned the highest seal of transparency from Guidestar, an online database of nonprofits, as a demonstration of this commitment. Visit to for more information.
Supporting GSF Patients is a Click Away!
AmazonSmile customers can now support Global Smile Foundation patients in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

Thank you!
Upcoming Missions
Beirut, Lebanon
November 11-22, 2020

San Salvador, El Salvador
January 10-19, 2021

Guayaquil, Ecuador
March 3-15, 2021
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