Did you know that every year in the world there are 1 million children born with congenital malformations in the heart? and that 800,000 of them are born in the poorest countries where they do not have access to timely medical and surgical care? Half of them are not going to reach the first year of life. The others are facing serious growth problems. So we decided to Give a beat, through "Children's heart" program, involving volunteer doctors and collaborating with local hospitals.
In 12 years Mission Bambini saved 1,761 children, through a cardiac surgery. More than 14,000 children were visited and had a proper diagnosis. And 270 local doctors received a free training. But still so many children are waiting for our help! GOAL: We identified 20 most urgent cases: they are children living in Burma, Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe. But the waiting list of children who need surgical operation extends every passing day.
Technical training is an integral part of the missions abroad to ensure the sustainability of the project. Mission Bambini's long-term goal is to provide local medical teams with the necessary training and equipment to enable them to perform heart surgery on children independently. In every mission, 10 local doctors are trained by our international medical team. Mission Bambini's aim for 2018 is for 2,800 more children to be seen and advised by our team and for 250 to undergo heart surgery.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Mission Bambini website