Photos from the 2018 Mission Trip
Our Beirut Story
Beirut is Lebanon’s seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy with many banks and corporations based in its city center. GSF completed its first mission to Beirut in 2012, sponsored by Talia Foundation. GSF partnered with American University of Beirut Medical Center for surgical procedures and a series of educational lectures. The purpose of GSF’s first mission was to deliver a series of lectures and operate on a small number of patients, paving the way for future missions to Lebanon.
Most Recent Mission Trip
April 28 – May 6, 2018
Our 7th Mission Trip since 2012
GSF held the first-ever simulated Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop before the mission began.
In addition to 48 local hospital staff and 13 local volunteers, the GSF team included:
- 10 Medical Personnel (surgeons, nurses, pediatricians, anesthesiologists)
- 3 Speech Therapists and 1 Psychologist
- 5 Coordinators, Logistics, IT Support, and Photographers
Cleft Repair: 87 patients were screened and 25 patients underwent 42 surgical procedures.
Speech Therapy: 32 patients were screened and 3 speech therapy sessions were provided. Four patients underwent VPI Scope Assessment to identify best treatment options.
Psychological Support: The team helped prepare the children and families for medical procedures and also discussed other challenges they face outside of the hospital, such as bullying and educational difficulties.
The next trip to Beirut is April 17-28, 2019.
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