SMILECARE FOUNDATION and RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SCFRI), A Public Charitable Trust (Regd.no 13 of 2013) , a non-profit organization that works to provide surgery and post surgery rehabilitation for children suffering from Cleft lip, Cleft Palate and Maxiofacial deformities in and around Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, East and West Godavari districts and adjacent states like Orissa and Chattisgarh.
High priority is given to this region especially where one third of the population are still earning less than Rs.50 / $ 1 per a day, and lead the lives below the poverty line and are struggling with malnutrition.
We are operational for 10 years serving the needs of cleft -children with the above conditions; since December,2002. Till date, more than 2500 children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other maxillofacial deformities have brought back to normalcy.
Presently, a pool of 2000 cleft patients is on the short list and from this list surgeries are performed to 30 to 40 cases per month. And new cases are adding to the backlog.