How We Started

Children of War Foundation (COWF) is a registered 501(c)3 non for profit organization based in Los Angeles, serving communities in several developing countries.  COWF provides access to surgical intervention, rehabilitation, sustainable humanitarian aid, health prevention education and post-operative care to children, which  include those living with a physical deformity, ailment, congenital anomaly or injury. With the help of various institutions and organizations, including UNCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)-Jordan, CARITAS International-Jordan, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, MediShareProject, Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles, Operation Smile, Farah Hospital Amman, Italian Hospital Amman, Royal Medical Services of Jordan, Hospital Mevs Bernard Haiti, Royal College of Surgeons U.K., University of Southern California, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Emory University, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, MAYO Clinic, University of Miami, among others, our network continues to expand. 

In addition to providing sustainable humanitarian aid, surgical care and preventable health education to children while on medical missions, COWF also provides access to virtual consulting, primary & secondary consults, diagnosing, referrals and health education via supporting partners, including MediShareProject.com and MedGEO, expanding our reach with COWF's Global Health network. 

With our partners in Global Health, access to healthcare providers and academically affiliated health professionals from leading institutions, allows for collective action in the fight for equal access to healthcare and preventative health education.  Our partnerships, advisory and network enables our organization to connect and consult children and communities in need, with some of the finest surgeons and health care professionals globally, the impact is far reaching.

Additionally, COWF takes on extreme, life threatening and or complex cases for eligible children, including, supervising the legal necessities of transporting them to the United States or to our partner health institutions in other regions, whilst, prepare all travel arrangements required, travel documentation, and searches for nurturing accommodations or host families.  Many of our cases have been published, learn more by contacting info@cowf.org 

Children that cannot be transported to the U.S. for follow-up or surgical treatment will be considered as a COWF candidate for one of the organization’s international medical missions, where academically affiliated surgeons and support team, comprised of multiple speciality disciplines, travel abroad, to address multiple cases throughout the duration of their visit.  To further our reach, we are more than happy to refer children to other organizations and affiliates within our network for care in our absence.  

COWF is a non-profit, non-religious, non-politically affiliated organization that provides medical care to the children that need it regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality and religion. The organization’s ultimate goal is provide access to health care and healthcare education for all children in need globally.

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Children of War Foundation is organized under the Non-profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes: Beverly Hills, California: Children of War Foundation, Registered Non-profit, 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization, Tax ID No. 272685205.