Founded in 2005, Heartbeat - La Chaîne de l’Espoir is a Lebanese humanitarian association
with the mission to treat children born with heart disease by providing the highest level
of surgical technology and expertise available.
Congenital heart defects [CHD] are problems with the heart structure existing at birth.
Some underprivileged children are condemned to die due to lack of funds
All children do not have access to the same standards of care because of social inequalities. Insurance companies rarely cover birth defects, while public organizations require the family to put up a big contribution. The financial problem becomes an obstacle to the adequate treatment of these children.
We believe that a lack of fund should never prevent a child with heart disease from being treated properly.
We operate by:
he moment the child comes under our care. This includes diagnosis of the condition, treatment and follow-up.
Noticing the increasing need for financial help among the Lebanese community, medical doctors at Hotel-Dieu de France hospital approached La Chaîne de l’Espoir (The Chain of Hope).
This large network of international associations has offices in several capitals in Europe and America. Each association works independently but all are united by their values and one single mission: To work continuously so that the chain of life doesn’t stop.
Decrease child mortality rate by providing the necessary funds and adequate treatment to children born with heart disease. Become a regional reference for children with heart disease. Advance the research in the area of Congenital Heart Defects in Lebanon. Bring children who received treatment back to normal life by educating their families
Treat children regardless of their gender, race, religion and community
Deliver a high quality of care and of musical events
Be honest and accountable with everyone we work with
Our team of professionals comes together to handle each case carefully
We strive to operate at the lowest cost at all levels, with complete transparency.
Thanks to the trust in our mission and to the positive results witnessed over the years:
Over 3,200 lives saved! We began our activity in 2005 with the treatment of 3 children with heart disease and are currently helping 300 families every year. All types of medical procedures have been performed, including open-heart surgery for complex malformations, and state of the art cardiac catheterization.