Commitment to Action

Saving Children

Commitment by

Peres Center for Peace

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).

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Commitment

Saving Children

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

9 Years

Estimated Total Value

$668,800

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

ISRAEL, Palestinian Territories

Commitment by

Peres Center for Peace