PROJECTS

Youth committee.

We are proud to have a youth committee as part of our organization. This committee allows us to work closely with the next generation and gives us a platform to inspire them to give back to their community and be grateful for their blessings. 

The committee organizes a series of activities every year with various students from different schools, scout groups and others coming together. Activities involve simple renovations and clean-ups, painting, and beautification projects, in addition to engaging and interacting with the sick children.

We are very thankful to see these young generations hold our cause so dear to their hearts. They are surely helping us make a better environment for the children and putting smiles on their faces.

A new project in the pipeline, a photovoltaic solar system is set to be installed in the renovated premises. The way this system operates is by using photovoltaic modules that can convert light directly into electricity.

Thanks to the generous contribution of ENGIE de France and the René Mouawad Foundation, the project is currently underway with engineers studying the installation process and the estimated capacity.

Run by solar power, this new system will begin the transformation of the hospital to a green premise that uses sustainable energy sources across as many departments as possible.

Global smile.

The Global Smile Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive cleft care for patients across the world and their team of doctors visit Lebanon on a yearly basis to perform around 150 operations.

The Global Smile Foundation has made a commitment to ASSAMEH Birth and beyond to provide the surgery for children in need at the Carlos Slim Center for Children.

The Global Smile Foundation team was extremely impressed with the premises, equipment and affordable treatments and during their stay both medical teams trained together and aligned on treatment methods.

A new building is underway.

It has always been a dream for ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond to expand, to be able to cater to more children in need. As always donations were required to transform this dream into a reality.

The economic crisis the country was facing reinforced the importance of such an expansion, with more and more people relying on medical support from governmental hospitals.

Following the devastating blast of August 4, there was an influx of donations that were coming to the aid of various lebanese NGO’s and institutions. ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond were among the recipients and felt extremely grateful to be able to not only rebuild what was lost, but further expand and work on the launch of a new building.

Since there was a large sum of money being transferred, a third party was required to handle the transfer. UNICEF adopted the project and handled not only the transfer but the management of the funds and the construction process; including securing contracting, engineering and other bids and appointing companies to handle while they oversee the process.

The two floors allocated to ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond will cater to both mother and child and will be complete with obstetric, pediatric and neonatal departments. The equipment being secured is state-of-the-art and will allow for new techniques to be explored, such as advanced fetal surgery.

Once the new premises is complete, the original building location will be transformed to include a pediatric dialysis unit, cancer treatment unit and Hopital du Jour for same day procedures and consultations.

Sharing knowledge and expertise.

ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond has handled very extreme and rare cases throughout the years of operation. To share these case studies with the next generation of doctors, regular conventions are set up with the University of Balamad to discuss, share and learn.

In order for the students to have first hand experience, medical students from the University of Balamand and the Lebanese University visit the hospital on a regular basis to observe the work being done.

In addition, the doctors that operate at the Carlos Slim Center for Children are general surgeons and when in need of specialists there is a partnership with St. Georges Hospital.

Neonatology and pediatrics psychology care unit.

We knew it was essential to integrate a psychological unit as part of our operation, be it for the newborns and children, their families and even our team of dedicated healthcare workers. Needless to say, a personal and often sensitive story accompanies our patients at birth and beyond.

Abandoned babies: Every child is born with not only a physical dependency but a psychological reliance on his environment and his caretakers. Studies show how an early and/or sudden mother-baby separation could affect the child and even cause mental regression and severe symptoms that could progressively develop due to this emotional deprivation. This abandoned child, relies on being loved, touched, spoken to, and held to acquire a sense of existence.

Premature babies: More and more studies reveal the risk of psychological repercussions on preterm babies, such as anxiety disorders, behavior disorders and learning difficulties. All of which reinforce the importance of receiving psychological support during this critical period. This child who embarked on life while flirting with death has to establish a bond between our world and his to evolve. This child should be comforted by a warm voice that helps them focus on something other than the loud machines. As for the parents of these children, working on the mother-child bond is essential. To assist the mother during this premature separation, it is important to respect her pace and let her create a bond with her baby however and whenever she is ready and help her ease the guilt of not being able to take her baby home.

Pediatrics: Hospitalization is never easy, especially when it comes to a child. It is necessary to listen to the child, prepare him in words that are suitable to his age and maturity, and help him express his pain when he can’t elaborate his feelings. Art therapy and other artistic activities could be introduced to help the child dream, hope, and hopefully ease his pain and his anxiety.
Parents of hospitalized children could also benefit from a psychological support program so they remain strong and can guide their child through this difficult phase.

Healthcare professions: The dedicated nurses and doctors that work closely with children everyday are reminded about the challenges of the human condition. They have a constant challenge to manage their feelings while working objectively. By providing support we allow them to express their emotions in a controlled environment among peers.

Donate via bank transfer

Bank BANKMED
Branch HAZMIEH
Beneficiary ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond
Swift Code MEDLLBBX
Account number 0240046381600
IBAN LB08 0022 0000 0000 2400 4638 1600

Please email donations@assamehbb.org when you have made the transfer and we will provide you with a receipt for your donation.

PROJECTS

Youth committee.

We are proud to have a youth committee as part of our organization. This committee allows us to work closely with the next generation and gives us a platform to inspire them to give back to their community and be grateful for their blessings
.
The committee organizes a series of activities every year with various students from different schools, scout groups and others coming together. Activities involve simple renovations and clean-ups, painting, and beautification projects, in addition to engaging and interacting with the sick children.

We are very thankful to see these young generations hold our cause so dear to their hearts. They are surely helping us make a better environment for the children and putting smiles on their faces.

A new project in the pipeline, a photovoltaic solar system is set to be installed in the renovated premises. The way this system operates is by using photovoltaic modules that can convert light directly into electricity.

Thanks to the generous contribution of ENGIE de France and the René Mouawad Foundation, the project is currently underway with engineers studying the installation process and the estimated capacity.

Run by solar power, this new system will begin the transformation of the hospital to a green premise that uses sustainable energy sources across as many departments as possible.

Global smile.

The Global Smile Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive cleft care for patients across the world and their team of doctors visit Lebanon on a yearly basis to perform around 150 operations.

The Global Smile Foundation has made a commitment to ASSAMEH Birth and beyond to provide the surgery for children in need at the Carlos Slim Center for Children.

The Global Smile Foundation team was extremely impressed with the premises, equipment and affordable treatments and during their stay both medical teams trained together and aligned on treatment methods.

A new building is underway.

It has always been a dream for ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond to expand, to be able to cater to more children in need. As always donations were required to transform this dream into a reality.

The economic crisis the country was facing reinforced the importance of such an expansion, with more and more people relying on medical support from governmental hospitals.

Following the devastating blast of August 4, there was an influx of donations that were coming to the aid of various lebanese NGO’s and institutions. ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond were among the recipients and felt extremely grateful to be able to not only rebuild what was lost, but further expand and work on the launch of a new building.

Since there was a large sum of money being transferred, a third party was required to handle the transfer. UNICEF adopted the project and handled not only the transfer but the management of the funds and the construction process; including securing contracting, engineering and other bids and appointing companies to handle while they oversee the process.

The two floors allocated to ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond will cater to both mother and child and will be complete with obstetric, pediatric and neonatal departments. The equipment being secured is state-of-the-art and will allow for new techniques to be explored, such as advanced fetal surgery.

Once the new premises is complete, the original building location will be transformed to include a pediatric dialysis unit, cancer treatment unit and Hopital du Jour for same day procedures and consultations.

Sharing knowledge and expertise.

ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond has handled very extreme and rare cases throughout the years of operation. To share these case studies with the next generation of doctors, regular conventions are set up with the University of Balamad to discuss, share and learn.

In order for the students to have first hand experience, medical students from the University of Balamand and the Lebanese University visit the hospital on a regular basis to observe the work being done.

In addition, the doctors that operate at the Carlos Slim Center for Children are general surgeons and when in need of specialists there is a partnership with St. Georges Hospital.

Neonatology and pediatrics psychology care unit.

We knew it was essential to integrate a psychological unit as part of our operation, be it for the newborns and children, their families and even our team of dedicated healthcare workers. Needless to say, a personal and often sensitive story accompanies our patients at birth and beyond.

Abandoned babies: Every child is born with not only a physical dependency but a psychological reliance on his environment and his caretakers. Studies show how an early and/or sudden mother-baby separation could affect the child and even cause mental regression and severe symptoms that could progressively develop due to this emotional deprivation. This abandoned child, relies on being loved, touched, spoken to, and held to acquire a sense of existence.

Premature babies: More and more studies reveal the risk of psychological repercussions on preterm babies, such as anxiety disorders, behavior disorders and learning difficulties. All of which reinforce the importance of receiving psychological support during this critical period. This child who embarked on life while flirting with death has to establish a bond between our world and his to evolve. This child should be comforted by a warm voice that helps them focus on something other than the loud machines. As for the parents of these children, working on the mother-child bond is essential. To assist the mother during this premature separation, it is important to respect her pace and let her create a bond with her baby however and whenever she is ready and help her ease the guilt of not being able to take her baby home.

Pediatrics: Hospitalization is never easy, especially when it comes to a child. It is necessary to listen to the child, prepare him in words that are suitable to his age and maturity, and help him express his pain when he can’t elaborate his feelings. Art therapy and other artistic activities could be introduced to help the child dream, hope, and hopefully ease his pain and his anxiety.
Parents of hospitalized children could also benefit from a psychological support program so they remain strong and can guide their child through this difficult phase.

Healthcare professions: The dedicated nurses and doctors that work closely with children everyday are reminded about the challenges of the human condition. They have a constant challenge to manage their feelings while working objectively. By providing support we allow them to express their emotions in a controlled environment among peers.

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ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond, with the support of friends in France, organized a fundraising concert to assist in rebuilding the center following the August 4 blast.

THE GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS DONATES 1 MILLION EURO THROUGH UNICEF

October 06, 2021

IN THE PRESS

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr.Nikos Christodoulides, accompanied by delegations from the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus head by Ambassador Panayiotis Kyriacou and UNICEF visited ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond at the Beirut Governmental Hospital in Quarantina. Following the August 4 deadly blast, much like the entire city of Beirut, the hospital was destroyed. Amidst the face of the destruction, the Government of Cyprus were among the first to support with a one million Euro funding to support the rehabilitation work of the new Quarantina Hospital building through UNICEF.

BEIRUT JE T’AIME: A LIVE STREAMING CONCERT

15th of October 2020

IN THE PRESS

ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond, with the support of friends in France, organized a fundraising concert to assist in rebuilding the center following the August 4 blast. The live streamed concert included a lineup of 5 DJ’s from France: The Avener, Bob Sinclar, KUNGS, Polo and Pan, Martin Solveig, Mosimann et FEDER.