About Us

A private non-stock, non-profit foundation established in 1937 and since then providing free medical and surgical services to underprivileged children born with cleft lip / palate deformities.

What was founded by Irving S. Hart, an American war veteran who came to the Philippines in 1899 to give aid to deformed & disfigured indigents has now become a growing multi-sectoral partnership driven by a mission of providing thousands of indigent Filipinos physically disfigured at birth, with opportunity to avail of medical help and support for reconstruction, rehabilitation and medical treatment. Together with its partners, PBM is now in the process of transforming cleft lip/palate stricken children, many of them haven't had the experience of knowing the true meaning of a smile a chance to improve their quality of life! And the heart-work of PBM volunteers is evident in the beautiful smiles that these children have and the bright future they now face.

PBM’s achievements underlies in the selfless dedication of each member in sharing their precious time and resources to bring about an astounding change to citizens with deformities. We are also building a Craniofacial Center in the Philippines which is geared to provide surgical procedures and support care services for craniofacial anomalies as well as training and continuing education to Filipino doctors, and those from neighboring countries.


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