This week, a four member team of doctors and nurses from St. John Hospital in Oklahoma arrived to the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem to provide extensive neonatal training for nurses and doctors from all over the southern West Bank.
This week, the PCRF is joining St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital from Memphis, Tennessee, the American University of Beirut Medical Center and the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan to form a task force to care for refugee and displaced children with cancer from Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Yemen, and the region.
This week, 7-month-old Bailsan Abo Rashdan, a Syrian refugee living in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, was sponsored by the PCRF for pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Irbid Islamic Hospital.
This week, a three-member team of doctors from France returned to Lebanon to provide care for refugee children. Led by Prof. Federico Canavese, an orthopedic surgeon from CHU Estaing de Clermont Ferrand, and including anesthesiologist Dr. Abdel-Rahim Shaker Al Khatib and physiotherapist Dr. Moreau Pernet.
Last week, Andres Arcangiongiolini, the grandson of long-time PCRF volunteer Dr. Angelo Stefanini and board member of the PCRF-Italy chapter met Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome wearing a PCRF t-shirt.
This week, six-year-old Ibrahim Rammo, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut, underwent ENT surgery at the Haifa PRCS Hospital in the Bourj Al Bourajnah refugee camp.
This week, an 11-member team of doctors and nurses from Italy and Germany joined together to help provide life-saving open-heart surgery on sick children born with congenital heart disease.
This week, Dr. Zeena Salman, a pediatrician from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, screened dozens of Syrian refugee children in northern Jordan as part of the PCRF's efforts to identify children in need of care, and provide them the treatment and support that they need.
10-year-old Toqa Iqnaibi from the West Bank town of Hebron was born with multiple orthopedic deformities in her back and lower limbs, leaving her in pain and unable to function.
This week, a three-member team of surgeons from the USA are in Alia Hospital in the West Bank town of Hebron providing pediatric surgery for children born with birth defects or with injuries, who cannot be adequately treated locally.
This week, the PCRF partnered with two other organizations in Lebanon to provide life-saving open-heart surgery for 8-month-old Kafia Al Abdallah, a Syrian refugee from Homs living in the Jnah area of Beirut.
Sixteen-year-old Waad Alzaery had surgery on May 16 through the support of the PCRF after he lost his leg to a sniper on the Gaza border in 2015. He originally traveled to Boston to be fitted for a prosthetic leg, which received two months ago.
This week, a three-member team from Chile and Costa Rica returned to Darwish Nazzal Hospital in Qalqilay to provide maxillofacial surgery on children.
This week, two general surgeons from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are volunteering their time to treat patients and train local doctors at the Jenin government hospital.
This week, American speech therapist Amy Alpert is traveling through the northern West Bank to provide speech therapy for patients and training for local NGOs.
This week, a six-member team of volunteer doctors from all over the world returned to Rafidiah Hospital to provide maxillofacial surgery on needy patients.
Last week the PCRF sponsored a pediatric surgery for 7-year-old Hala Al-Faouri, a Syrian refugee from Deraa living in Zarqa city in northern Jordan.
This week, the PCRF sponsored 4-year-old Mohammed Itawi from Tripoli in northern Lebanon for pediatric surgery through our One-Time Sponsorship Program.
This week, the PCRF sponsored ENT surgeries for ten Syrian refugees and two Jordanian children at the Irbid Islamic Hospital in Northern Jordan.
11-year-old Abrar Allaham from Khan Younis in the southern Gaza sustained excessive burn injuries over most her body in 2007 and had surgery through the PCRF at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Boston four years ago.
This week, 11-month-old Abdulmohaimen Al-Ogaidi was sent by the PCRF, in cooperation with Chain of Hope in the UK, to Narayana Hospital in Bangalore, India, where he will first undergo testing and then an open-heart procedure to hopefully save his life.
This week, the PCRF is partnering with two other NGOs to start distributing diabetes kits to Syrian children in Lebanon. The first day of distribution in the Biqaa Valley, in partnership with the Syrian American Medical Society and MAPS.
The Amman Harley-Davidson held a reception for 15-year-old Mohammad Al-Qunfod, who the PCRF sent from Gaza to Jordan for a life-saving kidney transplant operation.
Five-year-old Abdulrhman Alhariri, a Syrian residing in Zaatari refugee camp is a known case of heart disease that runs through his family. Five years ago two of his sisters died because of the same congenital cardiac disease.
12-month-old Mosa Al-Noati, a Palestinian child from Nablus living in Amman, was sponsored through the PCRF's "One-Time Sponsorship Program" urological surgery this week by Dr. Mean Masarwah he at Luzmila Hospital.
A three-year-old boy refugee child from Halab in Syria, Abdelazeez Al-Jabari, is suffering from Burkitt Lymphoma and was admitted to the King Hussein Cancer Hospital in Amman on May 3rd through the PCRF's Syrian Children's Relief Project to follow up his daily chemotherapy doses under medical supervision.
This week, Dr. Barbara Zind, a pediatrician from Colorado, returned to Palestine through the PCRF to help screen and evaluate children who are being sponsored in our "Monthly Child Sponsorship Program."
This week, the PCRF sponsored orthopedic surgery to correct a club foot for 14-year-old Abdelhamid Khamis, a Syrian refugee from Al-Reqa living in Jordan. The boy underwent the operation at Al-Hayat Hospital under the care of Dr. Ayad Obaid.
This week, brothers Mohammad Homad Al-Dyab, 6-years-old, and Mohammad Edan Al-Dyab, 10-years-old, refugees from Deraa in southern Syria, but now residing in the Jordan Valley, were sponsored for pediatric surgery at Al-Hayat Hospital by Dr. Dawoud Al-Mohtaseb.
Seven-year-old Qossay Sallout from Khan Younis in Gaza was born with a significant facial deformity and a large posterior cranial defect which could not be treated in his country. He traveled with his grandmother to USA, where he underwent a long 16-hour long surgery at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Over the past month, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon - Ein Hilweh in Saida - was impacted by fighting inside the camp, which left thousands of innocent civilians displaced yet again.
This week, a three-member team of doctors from the USA are in the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon to provide care and treatment for children.
Malak Abd Rabbou is a 17-years-old Syrian child living in Arzay in south Lebanon who was sponsored by the PCRF for corrective hip surgery at Labib Hospital through the PCRF's "Syrian Children's Relief Project" in which we sponsor children in need of care, regardless of politics or religion.
This week, a five-member volunteer surgery team from Switzerland returned to Nasser Hospital in the Gaza Strip to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as maxillofacial surgery, for children.
14-year-old Manar Asafra from Hebron sustained in 2009 a trauma injury to her eye resulting in her losing vision in her left eye.