Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has worked to improve lives around the world and build upon President Clinton’s legacy of public service.
In 2006, The Peres Center for Peace made a commitment to expand its 'Saving Children' program, through which Palestinian babies and children can access surgical procedures in Israeli hospitals when such treatment is unavailable in the Palestinian Authority. The expansion would allow the Peres Center to fund services for children with cancer and those suffering from congenital hearing loss. As of April 2011, the program had received approximately 10,000 referrals for medical treatment. Additionally, over 8,500 youngsters had benefited from treatment, including over 6,000 diagnoses and consultations and 1,650 surgeries. Surgeries included cardiac surgery, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, neurosurgery, bone marrow transplants, cochlear implantations, orthopedic surgery, and other complex surgeries (including vascular, urology, plastic and reconstruction, ophthalmology, gastro, thoracic, and pulmonary procedures).
Here are the latest updates of some of the Foundation’s programs at work: