Our Goals

CLI Missions and Medical Teams strive to give the best care with the most impact
to all children in need in developing countries around the world.

Save Children

We perform life-saving and life-changing surgeries and comprehensive medical care across a variety of pediatric disciplines.

Engage Local Medical Teams

We strive to provide continuity of care and develop self-sustaining local medical programs.

Positively Impact Communities & Families

We support local communities to help address the needs that support the whole child.

In Memory of
Our Co-Founder and Chairman,
Salah M. Hassanein

Salah's dedication to Children's Lifeline for over thirty-five years was nothing short of remarkable and his tireless work and energy to help children in need will forever be an inspiration.

From 'America's Mom,'
Marion Ross:

I believe in the mission of Children’s Lifeline. To medically care for children in developing countries around the world. Please take a moment to learn about the great work Children’s Lifeline carries out, serving the needs of the ‘littlest’ among us. I hope you will find it in your heart to contribute to this worthy cause.

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Upcoming Missions

YOUR SUPPORT CAN ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THESE UPCOMING CLI MISSIONS:

Dominican Republic: Pediatric Cardiac Mission

Dr. Robert Ross and his team from Children’s Hospital of Michigan will be returning to the DR. The goal after…

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Dominican Republic: Pediatric Cardiac Mission

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Mission Stories and Reports

The latest from our medical teams recently returned from the front lines.

History of CLI Pediatric Cardiac Missions in Guayaquil, Ecuador

History of CLI Pediatric Cardiac Missions in Guayaquil, Ecuador

History of the Penn State University College of Medicine and The Hospital de Ninos Roberto Children’s Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador Dr. John L Myers, MD is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey,…

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Status of Panama Pediatric Cardiac Program

Status of Panama Pediatric Cardiac Program

Panama and Central American Pediatric Cardiology MissionsSummary as of Jan 2020. History:Children’s Lifeline originally contacted pediatric heart surgeon Ross Ungerleider, at OHSU at that time, about starting pediatric heart surgical missions to Panama (Annie Mendenhall was a specific contact.) Ross…

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Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

1)      It is hard to be as excited about diagnostic caths or TEE (trans-esophageal echo) as interventional caths, but when they are the only way to know how to take care of someone, they are obviously critically useful.  One patient…

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