• GIFT OF LIFE INTERNATIONAL

    Gift of Life International (GOLI) is a Rotarian-based global non-profit organization headquartered in the United States. The organization funds healthcare projects in developing countries, with a specific focus on the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery and prevention programs for children with heart disease, particularly for those from low income families. Over the past 4 decades, GOLI has helped more than 37,000 children from 80 different countries.

    GIFT OF LIFE LEBANON

    Every year, 1 in 100 babies is born with congenital heart disease, the most common birth defect in the world and the #1 cause of death for children under the age of one. In Lebanon alone, more than1000 babies are diagnosed with heart disease every year. In September 2015 a chapter of ”GOLI" was founded in Lebanon . The Lebanon chapter has had the privilege to partner with the Children Heart Center at The American University Medical Center (AUBMC), the largest Pediatric Cardiac Center in the Middle East.

    In 2017 Gift of Life Lebanon signed an MOU with Hammoud Hospital in Saida to service the growing number of refugees in Lebanon. Since 2015 Gift of Life Lebanon has been saving the life of 100 children every year through pediatric cardiac surgeries in addition to our prevention programs and awareness campaign. Our long-term goal is to provide healthcare services to every needy child with congenital heart problems in Lebanon regardless of gender or national origin.

    “OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE CARDIAC CARE TO AS MANY NEEDY CHILDREN WITH HEART DISEASE AS WE CAN HELP REGARDLESS OF GENDER OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

    OUR VISION IS TO BECOME THE REGION'S LEADING SUPPORTER OF FREE PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SERVICES.”



    COMMITTEE:
  • BOARD

    Founder & Chair - Lina Shehayeb
    Vice President - John Edde
    Treasurer - Georges Azar
    Secretary - Joe Kozah
    Officer - Leila Karami
    Officer - Sona Kourtian
    Officer - Ahmad Husseini
  • MEMBERS

    Amara Sayegh
    Bana Kalash
    Carmen Chammas
    Diana Jurdi
    Dr. Maha Osman
    Dr. Lara Ahmadieh
    Dr. Rosanie Nabout
    Dr. Sami Sarkis
    Samar Saab
    Sona Kourtian
  • ADVISORS

    PDG Jamil Mouawad
    Nicolas Choueiri
    Georges Beyrouti
    Me. Kamal Ahmadieh (Legal)
  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Rania Soubra
    Tel: 00961 3 056765
    goli.lebanon@gmail.com
    FB: Gift of Life Lebanon