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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

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

Big Smiles

BIG SURGERIES BUT EVEN BIGGER SMILES It’s almost impossible not to fall for the pediatric patients at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Olaoluwakitan was one fine example. He was diagnosed with the ventricular septal defect eight days after birth. Olaoluwakitan was three years old at the time that we met. He is a small child for his age, but his demure stature belies his charismatic personality and inner strength. He’s inquisitive and receptive to others and his surroundings. He quickly learned how to adapt, to endure then to overcome [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:37+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Homepage Featured, News, Nigeria|0 Comments

Enugu Nigeria Invite

CardioStart announces inaugural mission to Enugu, Nigeria April 12-25, 2015 We have moved our mission Date for Nigeria to AUGUST 15-29, 2015   We invite volunteers experienced in pediatric cardiac surgery and pediatric 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, [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:43+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Homepage Featured, News, Nigeria|0 Comments