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Janine Henson is Vice President of CardioStart International and a BSN graduate from Indiana University School of Nursing. She is certified with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Brazil July 2017 Mission Report

Mission to Macapá, Brazil     7/30/2017 to 8/11/2017  Hospital São Camilo On July 30, the CardioStart team began its second mission at the Hospital São Camilo of Macapá, Brazil, which provides free cardiac care to impoverished patients in the region of Amapá State, located in the Brazilian Amazon area. This region is very underserved with medical care and patients have to travel sometimes hundreds of miles to get even basic care.  The volunteers were welcomed by an enthusiastic local team who wanted the best care for their patients and were eager to [...]

By | 2017-11-07T21:06:06+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Brazil, Past Missions|0 Comments

Nepal June 2017 Mission Report

CardioStart’s 5th Mission to Kathmandu University / Dhulikhel Hospital & 2nd Mission to  Human Organ Transplant Center   Dhulikhel & Bhaktapur, Nepal June 2-10th, 2017   The Himalayan Range at sunrise from Dhulikhel On June 2nd, 2017 an international team of 13 volunteers traveling from Ghana, Nigeria and the United States came together to assist the people of Nepal. This was CardioStart’s fifth visit to Kathmandu University hospital in Dhulikhel, Nepal.  Our first mission to help initiate the cardiac surgery program in May of 2015 overlapped with [...]

By | 2017-10-15T16:00:17+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Nepal, Past Missions|0 Comments

Peru May 2017 Mission Report

HOSPITAL DEL NINOS Lima, Peru May 20-28th 2017 In May, 2017 a CardioStart pediatric cardiac team returned to the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (Children’s) Hospital, Lima, where we had assisted previously OVERA PERIOD SPANNING 20 YEARS, to continue development of the Pediatric Cardiac Development Programs. There remain a large number of children needing evaluation; for several regions, particularly in the interior, tertiary evaluation is still not possible at the moment. The healthcare need continues to be a pressing requirement.   Around 50% of the people of Peru [...]

By | 2017-10-10T22:34:27+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Past Missions, Peru|0 Comments

Dominican Republic May 2017 Mission Report

ADULT SURGICAL MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MAY 6-13, 2017 CardioStart completed its 4th annual Adult Cardiac Surgical Mission to Santo Domingo with great success.  All patients did well and were discharged within a couple days of surgery. Rheumatic Fever, caused by untreated strep throat caused many to have damaged valves at an early point in their lives leaving them debilitated.  Others suffered from congenital defects that would have been repaired as infants or children but because of poverty have become adults with the defect impacting [...]

By | 2017-10-06T00:11:15+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Dominican Republic, Uncategorized|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

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

Nepal June 2017 Mission Invitation

DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, NEPAL and HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT CENTER, BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL You are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 return mission to Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal.  This 225-bed community supported hospital is expanding services to 2.5 million Nepalese to include full cardiac services.  The cardiology department is currently providing angiograms and interventional cardiology procedures in-house.  They are now providing adult cardiac surgery on a weekly basis. CardioStart International returns for the 5th time to continue building on this program development. After performing the [...]

By | 2017-03-12T09:37:28+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Nepal, Upcoming Missions|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