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Indiabulls Foundation to support 2,200 cleft surgeries through Smile Train India

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This is 6th consecutive year of the partnership

Indiabulls Foundation, the CSR arm of the Indiabulls Group announced its 6th consecutive year of their partnership with Smile Train India, the world’s largest children’s cleft charity, to support 2,200 cleft surgeries across the country.

Indiabulls Foundation has been supporting Smile Train India’s cleft programmes since 2014 and has supported 3,800 cleft surgeries to-date.

‘For the last six years, we have seen the impact and transformation in children once they receive cleft surgery. With all these years of partnership with Smile Train India, we have seen a large network of committed surgeons and operational excellence. We are hence, committed to extending this support by funding 2,200 more cleft surgeries this year,” said Mohammed Ali Saleem, Director, CSR, Indiabulls Foundation.

In India, more than 35,000 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate every year. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of children with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking, as their families cannot afford life-transforming cleft treatment. Smile Train’s sustainable model empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally.

Since the year 2000, Smile Train India has supported 550,000+ free cleft surgeries throughout the country, through a network of 160+ partner hospitals.

“At Smile Train, our endeavour is to not only support free, safe and quality cleft surgeries, but also empower our local medical partners to provide comprehensive cleft care to children and give them a second chance at life. For this, we rely on the support of our donors, and are thankful to Indiabulls Foundation for being one of our strongest corporate supporters since 2014. Together, we shall bring timely and comprehensive cleft care to children across the country,” shared Mamta Carroll, Vice President and Regional Director, Asia, Smile Train.

 

 

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