A journey of love and hope
The Committee’s founding members vowed to provide any child in need, regardless of their religion or region of origin, with the proper medical follow-up and care they deserve. And CAP-HO delivered on its mission with the help of kind-hearted volunteers, pediatricians and surgeons at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut.
In fact, volunteers are present at the Committee’s premises on a daily basis to examine the medical files of each patient referred to CAP-HO by doctors, or even by other charitable organizations. Each medical case is carefully reviewed, in coordination with the hospital’s pediatricians and management to make sure help is always available to the children and families who need it most.
With the living conditions of many Lebanese deteriorating at an alarming rate, CAP-HO counts today a growing number of medical cases, including simple, chronic and complex ones such as:
- Premature babies
- Multiple pregnancies
- Heart and kidney diseases in newborns
- Specific newborn infections
- Children with respiratory distress
- Kidney diseases or nervous anomalies
- As well as children suffering from motor impairment or physical disability
« I have hemophilia. CAP-HO helped me for many long years and today I am a medicine student looking to save other sick children myself. »
Roger, Former CAP-HO Patient
« We once treated a sick child who had been abandoned by his family. He was immediately taken in charge by CAP-HO which covered the expenses of his urgent surgery. We saved his life and a new child was born that day. »
Dr. Sacy, pediatrician at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut