Over Thirty Five Years of Medical Missions
Caring for Children
Around the World
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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.
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 International® 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,'
I believe in the mission of Children’s Lifeline International®. 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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YOUR SUPPORT CAN ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THESE UPCOMING CLI MISSIONS:
This mission has an active presurgical screening team on the ground onsite which continues care for these children between mission visits giving longitudinal care for them with our direction. These…Read more
The Team consists of surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and perfusionists. This will be their 22nd trip to Guayaquil to provide evaluations and treatment for children of Ecuador who are born with…Read more
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Mission Stories and Reports
The latest from our medical teams recently returned from the front lines.
Report from CaboSmiles Mission to Mexico February 2023
Partnership Projects of Children’s Lifeline & Smiles International Number of patients prescreened via new remote answering service: 45Cases selected for reconstruction on 4.5 day mission surgical days: 22Number of cases canceled due to transportation conflict from La Paz: 1Surgical reconstructive…
Report from TecateSmiles Mission to Mexico November 2022
Partnership Projects of Children’s Lifeline & Smiles International Number of patients prescreened via new remote answering service: 210Number of patients allowed to come for anesthesia clearance: 15Cases selected for reconstruction on 2.5 day mission surgical days: 9Number of cases rescheduled…
Report from Pediatric Cardiac Mission to Cambodia, July/August 2022
Rady Children’s Hospital / UCSDMission: Cambodia 22 July- 3 August, 2022Susan Grossfeld, MPH and Paul Grossfeld, MD At a Glance This was the Grossfeld's and CLI's first collaboration with Chenla Children's Healthcare in CambodiaThe region has a well-established need for…