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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

Nepal Mission Report June 2016

Report of CardioStart’s 3rd Mission to Kathmandu University / Dhulikhel Hospital Dhulikhel, Nepal June 10-18th, 2016 Mission Snapshot Mission Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal Number of Surgeries: 5 Number of Volunteers: 11 Accomplishments: Returned to support the growing the cardiac surgery program for adults established in November, 2015. Created a step-down unit for post-surgical patients.   Mission Details On June 10th, 2016 a small but driven team of 10 CardioStart International volunteers traveling from Nigeria, Pakistan, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States came together to assist the people of [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Nepal, Past Missions|0 Comments

Brazil Mission Report April 2016

Pediatric & Adult Cardiac Program Development Macapá, Amapa, Northern Brazil   April 17- 29, 2016                       Mission Snapshot Mission Location: Macapa, Brazil Number of Surgeries: 19 Number of Patients Served in Outreach: 240 Number of Volunteers: 22 Accomplishments: Initiated 3rd pediatric cardiac program in the North/Northeast of Brazil; Provided education for over 500 students, and dozens of local village members, provided outreach screening and health services to 240 people, and installed 7 water filters in the school and home of [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog1, Brazil, Past Missions|0 Comments

Ghana 2016 Mission Report

Report of CardioStart’s 7th Mission to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi, Ghana February 14 - 26, 2016 On February 14, 2016 twenty-three CardioStart International volunteers from seven different countries advanced an ongoing cardiovascular program-development effort at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.   Comprehensive techniques in both adult cardiac surgery and electrophysiology were the focus of this visit, which was CardioStart’s seventh collaborative mission at KATH committed to teaching at this important training institution in West Africa. Apart from KATH, there is a single center in all of Ghana [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:29+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Ghana, Past Missions|0 Comments

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

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