Nigeria

Mission to Abuja, Nigeria: Nov. 27–Dec. 2, 2023

In collaboration with ACTSON (Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Nigeria) and our friends & colleagues at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH- a long time CardioStart partner), we have been invited to this Center to assist and collaborate with program advancement.

By |2023-10-24T20:19:37-04:00October 24th, 2023|Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Nigeria 2022 Mission Report

On October 8th, 2022, CardioStart International embarked on one of our most collaborative efforts to date in Nigeria with two of our valued University hospital partners, advancing 3 distinct programs in 2 different states: University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu (UNTH) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Lagos (LASUTH).

By |2023-01-25T23:56:01-05:00January 25th, 2023|Nigeria, Past Missions|0 Comments

Cardiac Surgical Mission at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu

CardioStart International invites 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 (UNTH) in Enugu, Nigeria.

By |2022-08-03T00:47:12-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Mission to Lagos, Nigeria October 27th–November 3rd, 2018

We invite volunteers experienced in Adult Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care to participate in this integral program-building effort at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. With nearly 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. Including its surrounding metropolitan area, Lagos has the largest population of any city on the entire African continent with 21 million people. Yet nowhere in the country (or neighboring countries) is an established cardiac surgical program available. The [...]

By |2018-08-12T21:13:31-04:00August 12th, 2018|Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Lagos, Nigeria Mission Invitation

Despite having the largest population in Africa, the country of Nigeria has no established cardiac surgical programs. An estimated 95% of all Nigerians live without essential medical services. In light of this urgent need, CardioStart has decided to expand cardiovascular surgery programs in this country by organizing this mission to Lagos in June

By |2018-05-31T17:20:43-04:00May 12th, 2018|Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

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 |2017-07-02T22:24:45-04:00July 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:32-05:00November 16th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nigeria, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments