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Ecuador 2017 Mission Report

 MISSION REPORT May 28-June 10, 2017      PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante, Guayaquil, Ecuador A CardioStart mission team made an inaugural visit to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador on invitation by the hospital and the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos de Ecuador. The Children's Hospital Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante received gold level accreditation by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) on November 20, 2014, after meeting international health care standards of quality. This is the first [...]

By | 2017-09-18T00:37:58+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog1, Ecuador, Past Missions|0 Comments

Picture This: Through a Nurse’s Eye

Ever wonder what the missions are like for our volunteers? Please take a moment to read this touching article written by our very own volunteer Kate Earley. This article was originally written for The Canadian Federation of Nurses Union International Solidarity grant. Picture this… Eleven month old Juliet sits on her mother’s lap just inside Hospital del Niño in Ecuador. Juliet is small for her age, but despite her size she is the center of attention in the hallway outside the exam room where all of the pediatric surgical [...]

By | 2017-08-22T23:45:09+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Blog1|0 Comments

Pediatric Mission to Dominican Republic November 2017

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC November 4-11, 2017 The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce a return 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 The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the [...]

By | 2017-08-06T20:15:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Nigeria September 2017 Mission Invitation

CardioStart announces its 2nd mission to Enugu, Nigeria September 3-13, 2017   We invite volunteers experienced in Adult cardiac surgery and intensive care to participate in this important and exciting program-building effort at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria.  The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states. Its capital is Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in [...]

By | 2017-07-02T22:24:45+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Blog1, Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Brazil July 2017 Mission Invitation

Mission to Macapa, Brazil Program development in pediatric and adult cardiology and surgery July 30 - August 11, 2017 Mission location Macapá is the capital city of Amapá, a north Brazilian State. Because of the isolated location, in the middle of the rain forest, the only way to reach the capital is by plane or boat. This region is well known for its access to the Amazon forest. The state of Amapá has the biggest area of intact rain forest in Brazil; it is crossed by the Equator [...]

By | 2017-05-28T19:38:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Blog1, Brazil, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Honduras 2017 Mission Report

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS MISSION  REPORT November 25th March - April 8, 2017 Following the previous invitation and support of this Cleveland and Honduras-based charity, Helping Hands Honduras (HHH), CardioStart undertook the second pediatric heart surgery development program at Hospital Mario C. Rivas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in March 2017. Children and Young Adults in Need The need is great and there remains a large number of impoverished children and young adults on a waiting list in need of surgical heart care in Honduras. Without [...]

By | 2017-05-31T22:16:12+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog1, Honduras, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Pediatric Mission Report – December 2016

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION REPORT SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. December 4th – 11th, 2016 The Dominican Republic (DR) is founded on the island of Hispaniola and shares the island with the nation of Haiti.  By area and population, it is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), supporting 10 million people. The DR has the ninth largest economy in Latin America and the second largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Despite lucrative economic growth, delivery of cardiac services, [...]

By | 2017-03-22T07:56:29+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Past Missions|0 Comments

CardioStart Community Health Action

Healthy Meals for Healthy Hearts! While much of the help we bring is abroad, we know that here in America, there are so many who need help too. That's why here at CardioStart we dedicated the month of January to volunteering at the Trinity Cafe here in Tampa Bay, and serving meals to homeless citizens. After all, healthy hearts start with healthy meals! Every week, staff from CardioStart lent a hand in serving hot meals and trying to bring a little joy to the lives of others. It's a [...]

By | 2017-02-21T00:18:33+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Blog1|0 Comments

Peru 2017 Mission Invitation

Lima, Peru MAY 20-28th, 2017 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS We are pleased to announce the 2017 return mission to Lima, Peru.  We invite your participation on the team.  In this mission we will return to the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño
 (Children’s) Hospital, Lima, where we assisted previously, to continue development of the Pediatric Cardiac Development Programs.  This mission will focus on advanced surgical/anesthetic/perfusion and nursing/respiratory care practices to improve outcomes for children currently being operated there. GENERAL FEATURES OF THE MISSION All team members [...]

By | 2017-02-07T23:20:57+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blog1, Peru, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

MYANMAR Mission Invitation 2017

Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery  Yangon, MYANMAR  Pinlon Hospital MAY 7 - 15, 2017 CardioStart announces a return mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during May 2017.  The mission will focus on adult cardiac surgery at PinLon Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was under military rule and essentially closed to outside influence until 2011 when President Li Thein Sein was elected and major changes toward democracy were instituted. Since 2011, Myanmar has welcomed tourists and new trade.  While westernization and modernization are progressing rapidly, there are [...]

By | 2017-02-07T22:30:27+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Blog1, Myanmar, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments