Pediatric surgeries to save children's lives in countries where access to healthcare is not guaranteed.

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Social mission

The Chain of Hope cares for and operates on children born in developing countries and who do not have access to quality health care. These children suffer from cardiac, orthopaedic, ear-nose-throat, urological, facial or neurological pathologies who can be cured by a single medical or surgical act. 

What does the Chain of Hope Belgium do?

Medical-surgical missions abroad  (DR of Congo, Rwanda, Benin, Senegal, Nicaragua):

  • where medical-surgical missions are organized, which combine caring of and operating on children, providing equipment and training local medical and paramedical staff. All mission members are volunteer specialists of paediatric pathologies. 
  • Since 1997, thousand of specialised consultations and treatment orientations, local teams invigorated and supported in their training, medical equipment were provided, solidarity funds created locally to help low-income and poor families to pay for medical interventions.

A home for children to operate in Belgium: 

Each year, 10 to 15 children are hosted and operated in Belgium. Since 1997, 1.100 children have been operated in Belgium or in their country of origin.

How can you help?

Financial support for:

    • participation in the cost of a surgery performed during missions: €100 to €300, depending on the country
    • the cost of plane tickets: +/- €700 € per ticket
    • the cost of a medical consultations mission: €1,500 to €3,500
    • the cost of caring for a child in Belgium: €3,000 to €10,000 per child per stay, depending on the pathology
    • the cost of a surgerical mission: €4,000 to €32,000, depending on the country and the type of surgery.
    • traineeships in Belgium (duration 2 months): €3.700

    Volunteers in Belgium:

    • Webmastering
    • Fundraising
    • Logistics
    • Assistance in searching for medical equipment and logistical assistance for medical stock management.
    • Administration
    • Awareness raising
    • Transport of beneficiaries

    Volunteers abroad:

    • Logistics
    • Other: medical or para-medical staf

    Material needs:

    • Medical equipment for paediatric surgery.
    • Pediatric medications


    Release by Donorinfo - Last modification : 06/10/2020