Past Missions

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 [...]

By |2021-01-31T20:16:36-05:00November 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 |2017-10-15T16:00:17-04:00October 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 |2021-01-31T20:18:10-05:00October 10th, 2017|Past Missions, Peru|0 Comments

Ecuador 2017 Mission Report

 MISSION REPORT May 28-June 10, 2017      PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante, Guayaquil, Ecuador A CardioStart mission team made an inaugural visit to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador on invitation by the hospital and the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos de 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 health care standards of quality. This is the first [...]

By |2017-09-18T00:37:58-04:00September 18th, 2017|Blog1, Ecuador, Past 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 |2017-05-31T22:16:12-04:00May 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 |2017-03-22T07:56:29-04:00March 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:25-05:00December 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:27-05:00July 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:29-05:00July 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Ghana, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic – Pediatric Heart Mission Report