Humanitarian action

Apart from

humanitarian missions

that our surgeons perform in the developing world (South East Asia - North Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa), there are also between 20 and 30 children who come to the Department each year (see article published in the Progrès de Lyon in March 2007) for treatment, with the support of host families.

Three non-profit associations provide support:

- La Chaîne de l'Espoir ("Chain of Hope"), whose Lyon branch is run by Dr Olivier Metton -

- Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque ("Heart Surgery Sponsorship"), whose Lyon branch is run by Dr Roland Hénaine -

- and Auvergne pour un Enfant ("Auvergne for a Child") -