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Warriors for Heart Health

Bringing better heart health around the globe begins by raising awareness! November, 2016 our very own volunteer Kate Earley spoke at the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses conference in Charolettetown, Prince Edward Island about her mission work with CardioStart International. Though a busy nurse as a Critical Care RN at the London Health Sciences Centre, Kate has become a regular volunteer for CardioStart’s fight against heart disease. She has lent us her skills on several missions over the past year, helping to lead nursing care in several missions including [...]

By | 2017-02-05T12:21:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Blog1, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2017 Mission Invitation

Adult Cardiac & Congenital Heart Surgery Mission Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic MAY 7-14, 2017 The International Missions Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to Clinica Corazones Unidos Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   This mission will focus on ADULT patients. 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 | 2017-02-07T22:33:53+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Honduras 2017 Mission Invitation

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS MARCH 25-APRIL 8, 2017 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS Pediatric healthcare professionals are warmly invited to take part in this ongoing program-building venture for CardioStart. This is CardioStarts’ second mission to Hospital Nacional Noroccidental Mario Catarino Rivas in San Pedro Sula, Cortes. We are pleased to be supported in this venture to Honduras by Helping Hands for Honduras (HHH), a non-profit charity whose mission is to assist the poor children in Honduras receive heart surgery and care. In Honduras, cardiac surgical medical [...]

By | 2017-02-07T22:34:10+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Blog1, Honduras, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Ecuador 2017 Mission Invitation

ECUADOR MISSION INVITATION Guayaquil, Ecuador Mission Invitation May 28-June 10, 2017 Gateway to the Galapagos Islands. Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR PEDIATRIC TEAM You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural CardioStart mission to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, 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 quality standards of health care. [...]

By | 2017-02-07T22:34:29+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Ecuador, Upcoming 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

Honduras 2016 Mission Invitation

MISSION INVITATION SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS NOVEMBER 12-19, 2016 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS Congenital heart disease (CHD), also known as congenital heart defects are conditions that we, as a society, hardly know about. Despite this, the fact is that 1% of the world's population is born with a heart condition - makes it the most common birth defect. Most congenital heart defects can be repaired with a single surgery, while others may require two or more interventions. In some developed countries, there are hundreds of medical centers with trained personnel [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:26+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Honduras|0 Comments

Nepal Mission Invitation November 2016

MISSION INVITATION DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NEPAL ADULT TEAM NOVEMBER 6-19, 2016 You are cordially invited to participate in the 2016 return mission to 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 newly begun interventional cardiology procedures in-house. This will be CardioStarts ‘third full team visit for the cardiac surgery program.  The local team members have acquired early education in their areas of responsibility and look to our team [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Blog1, Nepal|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Pediatric Mission Invite – December 2016

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION to SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC December 4-11, 2016 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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Homepage Featured|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

A Volunteer’s Perspective by Rebecca Drake

Macapá, Brazil Mission April 2016 A Volunteer’s Perspective by Rebecca Drake The Macapá, Brazil Mission hosted at the Hospital São Camilo was my second volunteer mission with the CardioStart International team. Heading into this mission, I was asked to not only help in the ICU, but to be the Educational Director as well. I was motivated to work diligently to help establish a functioning intensive care unit that would be sustainable for the local team, however I did anticipate challenges with the language barrier and educating at the bedside. The [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:28+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog1|0 Comments