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Who we are
The Chronic Care Center is a medico-social institution, specialized in the treatment and follow-up of childhood chronic diseases: Thalassemia and Type I Diabetes.
Know The Signs
My baby is very pale and has no energy to play. He does not seem to be growing well even though he eats well. I am worried How can I know if he has thalassemia?
How can I know if he has thalassemia?
You consult your child's pediatrician. He will ask for a complete blood count to rule out anemia
FUTURE PLANS

After 15 years of commitment toward serving and treating sick children. An evaluation of the Center's work was necessary.

In order to perform this evaluation objectively, the Center's Board of Trustees called upon a team of experts from AUB Faculty of Public health.

The report submitted in 2010 concluded that:

-The Chronic Care Center has been a pioneer institution in working with two vulnerable groups, Thalassemic and Diabetic patients and their loved ones.

-The prevention programs adopted by the Center, is a national achievement since it has effectively decreased the number of new born Thalassemic and Diabetic patients.

-The Center's preventive strategy through prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling needs multilateral collective efforts to support such a strategy

Recommendations were made to achieve the following goals:

GOAL 1:  Adopt an "enhancement" strategy to attain a "Center of Excellence" nomination

GOAL 2: Develop an "expansion" strategy

GOAL 3:  Establish partnerships with medical and / or academic institutions

- Maintain the momentum acquired in previous years, despite the difficulties.

- Constantly work towards developing its medical and social services, in favor of scientific and technical progress.

- Increase the number of beneficiaries of new adequate treatments.

- Select a new group of thalassemic patients to undergo a transplant operation that would give them a chance to be cured from the disease.

- Multiply efforts exerted in the field of prevention, aiming at fighting thalassemia.

- Support clinical, medical and paramedical studies, as well as research in the genetic field.

- Create a training unit that allows doctors and paramedical experts of the region to benefit from the Center's experience and know-how in the treatment of thalassemia and diabetes.

- Install an evaluation and enhancement system.

- Adopt a quality management system with the aim of obtaining an accredited certificate from an international commission.

- Optimize the quality of services, in order to become not only a center of reference, but also a center of excellence.