Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects

by INTERNATIONAL ROTARY FELLOWSHIP OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (UK) TRUST FUND
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Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
Heart2Heart-Children with Congenita Heart Defects
My Dear Donors, 
First I would like to thank you all for your generous contrbutions to help poor children with congenital heart defects. 
I would like to thank all medical staff who are volunteering their time and expertise to help children with heart conditions in remote areas of Egypt like Upper Egypt (Sohag and Assiut and Beni Suef).
Unfortunately economic status in Egypt is getting worse and worse first hit by the Covid pandemic for two years followed by the Ukraine disaster. The Egyptian pound has been further devaluated by 30% since last report, so that people are getting poorer and poorer. Almost 30% of the poplulation earn less than one USD a day according the World Bank reports on Egypt. 
The funds from yourselves are helping those poor children as the government can not cope with the needs. Help from NGO and society members is mandatory. GlobalGiving donations are added to  Heart to Heart project Global Grant funds from Rotary International and Rotary clubs reaching 92.8K USD. We aim to treat 33-36 patients with these funds with average cost around 2600-2800 USD per patient. 
Since last report we have performed  5 catheter procedures in Beni-Suef. Beni-Suef is one of the  poorest Governorates in Egypt. We have also operated on 5 cases in Alexandria 300 Km north of Cairo. So the total number of children benefited from your donations so far is 32 poor children. You have helped 32 children to become healthy again and enjoy their childhood you have also helped their families and the society. We have also trained local doctors, nurses and technicians TO ENSURE SUSTAINABILITY.  These children suffered from either holes in their hearts or narrowing of vessels or valves. They had non-invasive catheter procedures to close the holes using state of the art recent technology devices or balloon dilate the stenotic valves or vessels. The consumables eg (devices, balloons stents ... etc) are extremely expensive and consume 80% of the budget allocated to each patient averaging 2200 USD per device. The rest is paid to the hospital as fees. All doctors are volunteers. The advantages of such state of the art technique is that patients go home the next day completely cured. No added risk of ICU stay, or blood transfusions and no disfiguering scars. 
I would like to attach all the patients data however this is against GlobalGiving reporting policy despite having all relevant consents. Those of you who wish nore information on the patients please email me: elsisi96@yahoo.com.
We will continue our work we have very long waiting lists. Egypt is a country of 110 million with high birth rate. The Governement of Egypt is still incapable of funding all the operations needed.  We are dependant on your cintinued giving. 
Please continue to donate, your donations are mandatory. 
I am attaching photos of our other Donors from Rotary Beni Suef who attended the procedures and comforted our children and their families They have also given them new cloths and toys. 
Yours 
Dr Amal El-Sisi 
Prof of Pediatric Cardiology Cairo University

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Heart to Heart Fund Raising event
Heart to Heart Fund Raising event
My Dear Donors, 
First I would like to thank you all for your generous contrbutions to help poor children with congenital heart defects. 
I would like to thank all medical staff who are volunteering their time and expertise to help children with heart conditions in remote areas of Egypt like Upper Egypt (Sohag and Assiut and Beni Suef).
Unfortunately economic status in Egypt is getting worse and worse first hit by the Covid pandemic for two years followed by the Ukraine disaster. The Egyptian pound has been further devaluated by 25% so that people are getting poorer and poorer. Almost 30% of the poplulation earn less than one USD a day according the World Bank reports on Egypt. 
The funds from yourselves are helping those poor children as the government can not cope with the needs. Help from NGO and society members is mandatory. GlobalGiving donations are added to  Heart to Heart project Global Grant funds from Rotary International and Rotary clubs reaching 92.8K USD. We aim to treat 33-36 patients with these funds with average cost around 2600-2800 USD per patient. 
We have operated so far on 11 patients in Sohag 600 km south of Cairo and 6 patients in Beni Suef 150 Km south of Cairo. These two Governorates are considered the poorest in Egypt. We have also operated on 5 cases in Alexandria 300 Km north of Cairo (Total 22 cases so far). We aim also to train local doctors, nurses and technicians TO ENSURE SUSTAINABILITY.  We did noninvasive catheter procedures succssfully to close holes in the heart and small congenital vessels, stent narroww arteries or veins and balloon dilate valves that are stenotic.  The consumables eg (devices, balloons stents ... etc) are extremely expensive and consume 80% of the budget allocated to each patient averaging 2200 USD per device. The rest is paid to the hospital as fees. All doctors are volunteers. The advantages of such state of the art technique is that patients go home the next day completely cured. No added risk of ICU stay, or blood transfusions and no disfiguering scars. 
I would like to attach all the patients data however this is against GlobalGiving reporting policy despite having all relevant consents. Those of you who wish nore information on the patients please email me: elsisi96@yahoo.com
We had a very succesful visit last March by a team of health professionals from the UK, US and Austria to our Cardiology department. They have seen the huge crowds of sick children waiting for interventions.  We organized a fund raising dinner event and raised more donations amounting to 14K USD we started work in Assiut which is 400 Km south of Cairo and we treated 6 children with congenital heart defects.   
I hope the year 2022 brings more donations and more happiness to children with heart defects and their families. The Governement of Egypt is still incapable of funding all the operations needed.  
Please continue to donate, your donations are mandatory. 
Yours 
Dr Amal El-Sisi 
Prof of Pediatric Cardiology Cairo University
Heart to Heart Fund Raising event
Heart to Heart Fund Raising event
Heart to Heart  Donors recognition by certificates
Heart to Heart Donors recognition by certificates
Heart to Heart new professional Logo
Heart to Heart new professional Logo
Heart to Heart doll sold for fund raising
Heart to Heart doll sold for fund raising

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My Dear Donors, 
First I would like to thank you all for your  generous contrbutions 
I would like to thank all medical staff who are volunterring their time and expertise to help children with heart conditions in remote areas of Egypt like Upper Egypt 
The funds from donors from GlobalGiving are merged with funds from Rotary International and Rotary clubs reaching around 90K USD as a Rotary Grant. 
We have operated on the first patient a five year old boy from Sohag 600 km south of Cairo and we did a catheter procedure to close the hole in the heart using a very expensive device the device cost is 2500 USD. The child went home the next day cured thanks to Donors from all over the world contributions. (Consent for photos taken and signed) 
 
In my next report after getting all relevant consents I will attach all photos of children cured. 
We're excited to announce that in March a team of health professionals from the UK, US and Austria will visit at their own expense our Cardiology department to see our work with children with heart defects. This, we hope, will boost publicity and encourage even more support. 
The Covid 19 Pandemic has been challenging to all of us but we are glad to report that we have not deviated from our aims of this appeal.  
I hope the year 2022 brings more donations and more happiness to children with heart defects and their families. 
Yours 
Dr Amal El-Sisi 
Loading the device used to close the hole in heart
Loading the device used to close the hole in heart

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We are still collecting funds to start the project 

We have not yet reached 50% of budget

Money transfer abroad to Egypt requires a lot of logistics so we need to collect at least 505 before starting transferring the money 

We will start transferring very soon hopefully and these funds will treat around 10 children with heart conditions. 

Our target is the needy children in southern Egypt who do not have access to advanced medical procedures such as cardiac catheterization . 

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me 

Yours 

Amal El-Sisi

Head of Project Heart2Heart 

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Mohamed 6 M old  had a hole in his heart closed
Mohamed 6 M old had a hole in his heart closed

Dear Sir/Madame 

We have collected around 40% of required funds. The funds once completed will be transferred to Rotary account in Egypt to pay for children cardiac procedures. We are still waiting for more funds before transferring th emoney . If we continue on the same rate hopefully we will complete the funds before end of 2021. 

The funds will be used to treat 15 children with heart defects in Upper Egypt. These children are extremely poor. Th egovernment national health insurance does not cover the state of the art catheter procedures.

We plan to advertise the project and share GlobalGiving donation link on social media and website to attract more donations

Hopefully we reach our target before end of the year to atart the procedures. We have to accumulate the budget to be able to travel once and do all the cases in one visit. 

Yours 

Dr Amal El-Sisi

Head of Heart2Heart project 

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Project Leader:
Amal El Sisi
Cairo, Egypt
$23,037 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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