It is with great pride and pleasure that AUBMC announces that the video “The Story of Yumna and Alaa: Two of many Syrian children refugees surgically treated at AUBMC” has been chosen among the best winning videos at the 2016 Annual Partners Conference at USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA), Washington DC, USA.
The video is about two young girls, one suffering from a cleft lip and the other from blast-wound injury, who have undergone reconstructive surgery at the Plastic Surgery Department at AUBMC. These surgeries have helped immensely in changing and reshaping their lives.
USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) began in 1947 and has achieved a visible legacy by providing assistance to approximately 300 institutions globally and aiding in the development of innovative and state-of-the-art schools, libraries, and medical centers in more than 80 countries. ASHA has been known for its continuous support and commitment to enhancing AUB and AUBMC’s education and research facilities.
Dr. Mohamed H. Sayegh, Executive VP for Medicine and Global Strategy and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine expressed his gratitude to Dr. Ghassan Abou Sitta, Ms. Yumna Maalouf, Ms. Nadine Chatila, Ms. Noha Hachach and to each and every one of AUBMC's devoted faculty and staff members for their dedicated efforts in realizing this tremendous achievement and their contribution in providing exceptional patient care.
"The winning of this video comes as a testament that AUBMC has always maintained its role as a central destination for patients in Lebanon and the region for the highest standards of patient-centered care, quality and safety it offers and for supporting the health of local and regional patients regardless of their financial status. It is this commitment to excellence and patient healthcare that necessitated the development of a new path to the AUBMC 2020 Vision to ensure that quality and compassion underlie every decision", Dr. Sayegh added.