Past Missions

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 |2017-02-01T22:14:31-05:00January 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:33-05:00November 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:39-05:00June 24th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Myanmar Mission Report

Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery PinLon Hospital, & Yankin Children’s Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar March 8 – 22, 2015 CardioStart conducted its first mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during March 2015 under the co-direction of Dr. Bill Zeman and Michael Fullerton RN. The mission focused on adult and pediatric surgery at PinLon Hospital, with a pediatric evaluation of Yankin Children’s Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was […]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:39-05:00June 21st, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Myanmar, News, Past Missions|0 Comments

Bangalore India Mission Report

Advanced Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at the SSSHIMS Free Hospital, Bangalore, India. December 14th-23rd, 2014 CardioStart conducted its first mission to The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, (SSSIHMS) at Prasanthigram, Bangalore, India. India is a mosaic of contrasting wealth, with more billionaires than most advanced nations but with statistically confirmed evidence of massive social and health deprivation in which large sections of the population have a grossly inadequate level of healthcare. Throughout the population costs of consultation, treatment, surgical procedures and medication procurement [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:42-05:00January 17th, 2015|Homepage Featured, India, Past Missions|0 Comments

Brazil Mission Report

2014 Mission to São Luís, Brazil August 31-September 14, 2014 Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal do Maranhão (Hospital Materno Infantile and Hospital Presidente Dutra)   On August 31, 2014 a team of 22 CardioStart volunteers including 2 outreach personnel began a partnership with the Federal Hospital of Sao Luiz, Brazil, which provides free care to impoverished patients in the region of Maranhao State and the Pediatric Hospital. Through daily lectures, hands-on demonstrations and protocol provisions the CardioStart team was able to begin the changes necessary to improve care to benchmark [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:44-05:00October 21st, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Report

MISSION # 61 CARDIAC PROGRAM BUILDING IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC APRIL 2014 In collaboration with Heart Care Dominica (HCD), CardioStart International returned to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for another successful heart surgery mission. The mission took place at Corozones Unidos Hospital with a focus on adult patient cardiac surgery and education. With an international team of 20 volunteers and the local team this new program was a success. Six patients were chosen to receive life-saving heart surgery during the 6-day mission. As of this writing all were progressing well [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:53-05:00June 8th, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2014

Adult Cardiac & Older Congenital Pediatric Heart Surgery Mission Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   March 30 - April 5, 2014 The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to Es Salud Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   The mission will focus on adult and older pediatric 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 [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:55-05:00February 11th, 2014|Past Missions|0 Comments

Kumasi, Ghana 2014

CardioStart Mission Announcement to Kumasi, Ghana March 30-April 11, 2014 CardioStart announces its 2014 mission to Kumasi, Ghana at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).  Applicants are welcome to apply using our Volunteer Form. Team selections will be made based on team needs and professional experience. CardioStart balances each team with returning volunteers and those joining a mission for the first time. […]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:55-05:00January 8th, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments