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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 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,'
Marion Ross:

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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Upcoming Missions

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

Mexico: CaboSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate Deformities

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…

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Mexico: CaboSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate Deformities
Mexico: TecateSmiles Mission – Mexico: CaboSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate Deformities

Mexico: TecateSmiles Mission – Mexico: CaboSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate Deformities

This project location, while having a rudimentary “hospital” in reality, is held in a field first aid clinic with a storage facility built by SMILES with some assistance for purchase of…

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Mission Stories and Reports

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

Report from Pediatric Cardiac Mission to Cambodia, July/August 2022

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…

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Results of April 2022 Cardiac Mission to Dominican Republic

Results of April 2022 Cardiac Mission to Dominican Republic

They had a very successful trip led by Dr. Robert Ross. Seven doctors and one nurse were part of the mission. They were able to teach and mentor the local team and performed 10 open heart operations, 16 catheterizations in…

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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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