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 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. 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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Mission Stories and Reports
The latest from our medical teams recently returned from the front lines.
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,…
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…