Since 1995, Save a Child's Heart has treated over 5,500 children suffering from congenital and rheumatic heart disease. Approximately 50% of the children are from the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, Iraq, and Morocco, more than 40% are from Africa, and the remainder are from Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas.
Save a Child's Heart trains medical personnel from partner sites around the world at the Wolfson Medical Center in Israel in all facets of pediatric cardiac care. When they return home, they are better equipped to deliver quality care to children in their local community.
Dr. Stella Mongella is currently participating in our two year training program in pediatric cardiology, so she can be better equipped to treat children in her home country of Tanzania, a country with only one cardiac center and 16,000 babies born with heart conditions per year. Dr. Mongella's training is being generously funded by Canadian donors.READ INTERVIEW
Dr. Zarour, is in his seventh year of training in pediatric cardiac surgery with Save a Child's Heart at the Wolfson Medical Center. After his training, he hopes to return home as the first fully-trained Palestinian pediatric cardiac surgeon and to build a pediatric cardiac surgery department at the hospital in Ramallah.READ INTERVIEW
125+ medical professionals from partner countries trained
Our Israeli medical team works with partners around the world to diagnose, teach and perform life-saving heart procedures.OUR MISSIONS
2,000+ Palestinian children treated to date in our weekly clinic
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE
A CHILD'S HEART