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Stories from Clinical Missions

Photos and reports from recently returned medical teams

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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Cambodia / Dr. Paul Grosssfeld

Cambodia / Dr. Paul Grosssfeld

This year the focus was to provide clinical and bedside training to inpatient cardiac patients, outpatient cardiac patients, lectures to medical students, staff physicians and support staff. In addition, we were able to follow up with eight past surgical patients.…

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Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Overall, another good trip.  We lost a day in the lab with a water main bursting in the street by the hospital.  But we had some “firsts” on the trip in terms of devices used in a couple of situations,…

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Dominican Republic / CEDIMAT Hospital

Surgical Team Make-Up: 1 pediatric surgeon 2 pediatric anesthesiologist 2 pediatric cardiologists 3 pediatric ICU physicians 1 pediatric ICU registered nurse 1 Respiratory Therapist 1 pump perfusionist NEW FACILITY: The new building is beautiful, spacious and well equipped with all…

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Port Antonio, Jamaica / West Africa

Port Antonio, Jamaica / West Africa

The team set up medical clinics in Port Antonio, Jamaica and provided primary medical care to children and adults. In total they saw 678 children. The main complaint and diagnosis's was allergies and asthma, also treated malnutrition, parasites, worms, tropical…

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Tanzania / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Tanzania / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Dr. Robert Hamilton continues his clinical care each year. In 2015 Dr. Hamilton will also go to Nambia to provide more clinical care.

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June – Honduras: Children’s Lifeline / AMIGA

“Despite torrential rains, this was a busy and eventful trip providing healthcare to 2000 patients in just 5 days… 65% of those were infants, children and newborns,” writes Dr. P. Tatachar who led this successful Mission to Honduras For this…

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April – Gambia: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical

During April of this year, Children’s Lifeline teamed up with Lighthouse Medical Missions for a clinical mission to The Gambia. The team assembled a temporary clinic for mission services. Over the course of five days, Dr. Robert Hamilton and   his…

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November – Kyrgyzstan: Children’s Lifeline / Pacific Oceans Pediatrics

November – Kyrgyzstan: Children’s Lifeline / Pacific Oceans Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Hamilton from Pacific Ocean Pediatrics recently returned from his first mission to Kyrgyzstan after a friend of his, Cornelia Hewitt, told him about two orphanages with children in dire need of medical attention.  The scope of the mission…

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February – Nepal:  Children’s Lifeline / The Brooklyn Hospital Center

February – Nepal: Children’s Lifeline / The Brooklyn Hospital Center

The Pediatric ICU staff building mission in Kathmandu at the Kathmandu Medical College was led, once again, by Dr. Patrick Leblanc and Dr. Loiusdon Pierre. The mission had several purposes. A course in Fundamentals of Pediatric Critical Care Support was…

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October – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

October – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

In October 2011, Children’s Lifeline partnered again with Lighthouse Medical Missions on a clinical mission to Kabala, Sierra Leon. The city is located in the upper North Eastern corner of the country. This small disadvantaged town continues to suffer from…

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April – West Africa: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

April – West Africa: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics and Dr. Kevin White of Surfside Pediatrics, in conjunction with CLI, traveled to 3 West African nations to bring clinical care to some truly underserved regions. In Benin they treated approximately 400 adults…

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November – Myanmar: Children’s Lifeline / Strategic Partners Among Nations

Dr. Marna Geisler of Strategic Partners Among Nations led the first Lifeline mission to Myanmar in November. Their mobile clinic visited 3 provinces and treated 1,773 people, the majority children, in just 5 days. Besides providing primary care to many…

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July – Armenia:  Children’s Lifeline / University of Southern California

July – Armenia: Children’s Lifeline / University of Southern California

In Armenia, Dr. Albert Phillips, professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, has continued his missions to help his country of origin, Armenia, where they still recover from the earthquake of 1998. 600 patients were seen, of…

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June – China: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Heakyung Kim of the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia once again traveled to China in June to explore the possibility of aiding children with cerebral palsy and other similar disabilities. She is using a Botox and phenol treatment to help…

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April – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Clinical

Dr. Robert Hamilton led a mission to Sierra Leone April 2-11, 2009 where he was personally recognized for his team’s work. Dr. Kevin White simultaneously conducted a second mission. There they provided clinical services to over 2,500 children and their…

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