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Volunteer Highlight – Dr Emily Farkas

A SURGEON AND A NIGERIAN CHIEF?   As Mission Director for Nigeria Dr. Emily Farkas, an adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon already has a plethora of awards and credentials on her resume. But perhaps none as as incredulous as the title of “Chief”. In 2013, Dr. Farkas was awarded by government diplomats of Nigeria the honorary status as a tribal “Chief” for her work in doing the first heart surgery in over 10 years in Nigeria. Enugu Government leaders have the authority to assign “entitlements” to people who are born [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:32+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nigeria, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments

Nigeria 2015 Mission Report

Report of CardioStart’s Inaugural Mission to Enugu, Nigeria August 15-29, 2015 Members of CardioStart & UNTH teams together with representatives from Rotary International On August 15, 2015, 18 volunteers from 5 different countries commenced a pediatric cardiac surgical program-building effort at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. This represented the inaugural mission by CardioStart International in conjunction with the VOOM Foundation and was generously supported by Rotary International and Gift of Life.       UNTH doctors practice some suturing techniques learned from the CardioStart team […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:33+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, News, Nigeria, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2015 Mission Report

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ADULT SURGICAL MISSION AUGUST 9-15, 2015   Convento de los Dominicos in Santo Domingo   On August 9th, CardioStart International volunteers returned to The “Clinica Corazones Unidos” upon invitation and support of Heart Care […]

Dominican Republic Pediatric 2015 Invite

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION to SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Date: November 7-15, 2015     The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to The Clinica Corazones Unido Hospital in Santo Domingo. The mission will focus on managing pediatric cardiac presentations. Facts about the country Capital: Santo Domingo Dialing code: +849 Population: 10.3 million. Language: Spanish […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:38+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Dominican Republic, Homepage Featured, News|0 Comments

Nepal Update

WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND ​Here at CardioStart we not only analyze our performance on our patients but also, what did we leave behind? We bring in medical staff from all over the world as part of our team, and together we aim to leave behind the ability to move forth after we leave, and to teach others how to advance the care they give. And for that, nothing gives us a higher honor than to hear that we not only affected the lives of the patients we were able to see, but also the hospitals and [...]

By | 2015-08-04T21:42:32+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Nepal Mission Report

NEPAL MISSION MAY 3-15, 2015 In 2014, CardioStart International was invited to assist in building a program introducing pediatric and adult cardiac services to a non-governmental University Hospital in Dhulikhel, Kathmandu. The mission was scheduled to commence on May […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:39+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Myanmar Mission Report

Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery PinLon Hospital, & Yankin Children’s Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar March 8 – 22, 2015 CardioStart conducted its first mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during March 2015 under the co-direction of Dr. Bill Zeman and Michael Fullerton RN. The mission focused on adult and pediatric surgery at PinLon Hospital, with a pediatric evaluation of Yankin Children’s Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:39+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Myanmar, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Nepal Disaster

Halifax Health surgeon talks about treating Nepal disaster victims A schoolgirl gives Dr. Farkas bunny ears. CardioStart International provided 13 tents to replace a school destroyed by the earthquakes. By Jim Haug jim.haug@news-jrnl.com Published: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:36 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:48 p.m. Dr. Emily Farkas, a thoracic surgeon at Halifax Health, has experienced earthquakes in California and has traveled to many developing countries to provide medical treatment. None of that prepared her for a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:40+00:00 June 14th, 2015|Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments