MEDGLOBAL SENDS CARDIAC AND PEDIATRIC MEDICAL MISSIONS FROM CHICAGO TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON
September 25, 2018
Dr. Anu Shivaraju: 248-894-4702
Dr. Zaher Sahloul: 708-935-6723
Chicago based international non-profit, MedGlobal, is sending local doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Lebanon to save lives of adult and chidren refugees from Syria.
The mission leaves on Thursday, September 27 with the goal of providing Cardiac and Pediatric healthcare to Syrians who fled their country and ended up in refugee camps in Lebanon.
The doctors going on the trip include several leading Cardiologists from Advocate Christ Medical Center and Lutheran General Hospital.
The mission will last one week during which the doctors and nurses will perform complicated Cardiac procedures and other life-saving operations. They will also survey Syrian children for congenital defects in one of the largest camps in Lebanon.
Volunteers will be traveling to the region with $200,000 worth of donated stents. Most of the manpower and equipment has been donated by local and national businesses.
There are at least 10,000 Syrians in the Chicago area and 200,000 in the United States. 1,000 Syrian refugees have settled in Chicago over the past three years and close to 18,000 in the overall U.S.
MedGlobal is humanitarian medical organization composed of diverse medical volunteers dedicated to creating a world without healthcare disparity by providing sustainable healthcare and medical assistance to underserved populations, refugees, and displaced people inflicted by disasters and wars throughout the world.