˚ HUMANITARIAN & INTERNATIONAL
HUMANITARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL ASPECT OF HIS LIFE
Dr Wassim Khoury is a seasoned humanitarian physician, always looking for the best for
The humanitarian commitment of Professor Wassim Khoury has been from the beginning of his career as a doctor, very involved, its involvement has been with vulnerable populations for many years.
Professor Wassim Khoury has established a free consultation in Syria, for the poorest people.
He gets involved and engages in humanitarian missions in which he participates, or that he mounts himself. Its involvement is mainly in the Arab world (Near and Middle East) and in Africa (Mali, Mauritania, in Algeria in Oran and then in the Maghreb).
The very first missions took place in the heart of Syria with the association “Terre des hommes “, then with the “Patronage Cardiac Surgery”of which he is co founder.
With the outbreak of the war in Iraq, he set up missions every two/three months in Aleppo to operate on children with heart defects, children from neighbouring countries and conflict zones.
While Professor Khoury’s humanitarian missions were primarily and predominantly childhood-oriented, with 20/25 surgeries during one week, he also operated on adult patients in emergency and without resources.
Some of Wassim Khoury collaborations
La Chaîne de l'espoir
Created in 1994 by Professor Alain Deloche, La Chaîne de l'Espoir intervenes in more than 30 countries to provide access to care and education for children. The mission of the NGO is to treat and welcome, in France or abroad, children who can not be in their country of origin because of lack of technical or financial means.
Terre des hommes
The International Federation of Terre des Hommes (IFTDH) is an international solidarity NGO that works for the implementation of conditions for sustainable, socially just, ecological and economic development. viable, in the North and South, in particular by defending the rights of the child through the Convention on the Rights of the Child.