Children’s Lifeline has sent international medical missions around the world for thirty years. The sole purpose is to come to the aid of children in developing countries with lifesaving surgery and clinical care. While in the past, Children's Lifeline has focused on pediatric cardiac problems, we currently embrace many other disciplines including; cranio-facial, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and clinical problems such as waterborne diseases and their causes. The majority of medical care is to children with heart problems. Many of the doctors and teams are specialists in pediatric cardiology. They perform invasive surgeries and noninvasive procedures.
Physicians and their team of nurses and medical specialists choose to use their vacation time to treat the less fortunate around the world while teaching the procedures to the members of the Host Hospital. Their missions are completely voluntary and they do not receive compensation.
Children’s Lifeline International® sends medical mission teams from some of the top teaching hospitals across the United States multiple times per year to developing areas in over 22 countries. Many missions make annual trips. The goal is to save and teach. The instruction on the “how” to perform the surgery is a very important part of the mission. The US doctors and nurses work with the staff at the Host Hospitals guiding them on procedures and post care.
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CLI Mission veteran Dr. Larry Nichter will be again leading a medical team from Orange County California, this time to Nakuru, Kenya. They will be performing general and plastic surgeries on a variety of cases, typically all, or nearly all, children. In past years this has included cleft lip and…Read more
A 20+ member team led by Dr. Francis Finn-Thompson will return to Ghana to perform dozens of life-saving cardiac procedures on a variety of pediatric cases over the course of one week, along with evaluations of previous patients to check on progress. In recent years these missions have included clinics…Read more
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 children require up to 5-7 reconstructive surgeries during their development years from the ages of one month until 17 years/old.…Read more