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Dominican Republic – Pediatric Heart Mission Report

REPORT OF PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Date: 7th – 15th November, 2015 […]

Nepal 2015 Mission Report

CARDIAC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NEPAL MISSION NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 4, 2015 After a stuttering start with the May 2015 mission interrupted by the massive earthquake disaster CardioStart was finally able to start the surgical mission at Kathmandu University Hospital, Dhulikhel, Nepal on its return visit later in the year. This mission was not without its challenges, too. India’s political and effective trade blockade limited fuel and supply delivery to Nepal, impacting on transportation and the daily living conditions for most people in the country. A one-day strike also delayed outreach and hospital [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:31+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

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 […]

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

Margherita Bonfante Scott

Thank You For Your Support A big thanks from Cardiostart to Margherita Bonfante Scott, RN, RDCS, and her friends at the Clayton Rotary in North Carolina! 27 April 2015 Margo Scott, a Clayton Rotarian, works for Cardiostart International that provides medical services to underserved regions of the world. She was scheduled to head to Dhulikel Hospital, Nepal with her team May 1 – 16 on a cardiology and teaching mission. On Saturday, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and neighboring countries, killing more than 3,700 people and injuring thousands of [...]

By | 2016-02-07T21:20:11+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal|0 Comments

Nepal Mission 2015 Update!

On April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake, registering at 7.8, struck Nepal outside of Kathamandu, with aftershocks rippling as far as to Pakistan and Bangladesh. This powerful earthquake demolished a great deal of the country and many people are in dire need. As CardioStart International was already scheduled to be there on a mission, we will continue our humanitarian efforts, and provide heart related medical care as well as emergency medical relief for the affected people. Due to the situation, many aspects of the mission have now changed. […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:41+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Blog1, Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments