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Operation of little Fatima

16. 11. 2018

As part of a mission in Sudan, the Czech Heart Foundation financially supported the operation of the six-month Fatima. Our doctors Michal Pazdernik and Radoslav Maxian will be present at the operation. The whole performance costs two thousand dollars. Parents of a little girl would not be able to afford the surgery. Today we met a small one and gave her a gift from our fans from the Czech Republic - a giant plush toy which can give her courage. The operation of the 6-month Fatima was successful without complications. Little girl was brave and we are glad we could help her to keep her childhood from being affected by a heart defect. We wish her a strong health!

An orphanage in Sudan

15. 11. 2018

We were in an orphanage. Together, there are 100 children in 15 houses. Each guardian takes care of 7 to 8 children - from 3 to 13 years of age. The boys and girls got plush and we also examined them. As you can see, the cardiology itself does not hurt. The main thing, however, is that it is extremely important for the early detection of some heart defects. Sooner the defect is discovered, the greater the chances of eliminating it and the cure of the child.

Examination of Sudanese pupils

14. 11. 2018

The doctors of the Czech Heart Foundation Michal Pazdernik from IKEM in Prague and Radoslav Maxian from VÚSCH in Košice visited a primary school near Khartoum. The aim is to examine the local pupils free of charge. Nearly one hundred children who would not normally be able to undergo such an examination. But the our program will allow them. Great!

Internship for students from Sudan

16. 08. 2018

Nihad Mamo and Hanaa Mamoun Osman have arrived to the Czech Republic. They have started their one month internship at IKEM today, first week will be devoted to cardiology with their mentor dr. Michal Pazdernik. Welcome Nihad and Hana

Internship for students from Ethiopia

01. 08. 2018

Teshome Alene and Su'ad Mohammed have started their third week of internship in Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové. After attaching to Department of Surgery and Department of Gynecology, this week they are obtaining clinical experience at Radiology and Nuclear medicine. Good luck and enjoy your stay here Teshome and Suad

Pomoc v Nepálu

10. 07. 2018

GREAT NEWS !!!! Thanks to Cardion company (http://www.cardion.cz/) and our friend dr. Kaushal Tiwari, our young patient has been successfully operated two days ago. Thanks to great co-operation, we have saved one young human life. See the story bellow. Every single human life counts

Our patients is a 21-year old boy from very remote area of Nepal called Bajhang. He is studying in the city of Bharatpur (place where dr. Kaushal Tiwari works). Recently, he has started to have shortness of breath during his regular activities. Severe combined postrheumatic mitral valve affection was diagnosed. This young gentleman comes from a very poor family. His father is a farmer and he has another 3 siblings. They could not afford the cost of the treatment. Due to the support from the Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation, Cardion company, Government of Nepal Fund for Poor Patients and support from the National Heart And Lung Society, his surgery was done and he didn't have to pay the cost of the treatment.

Mission to JAR

29. 05. 2018

We have just paid 53,549 Czech crowns for our doctors' flights to South Africa (Mpumalanga area), where they will take part in an echocardiographic screening mission from 13 to 28 July 2018. Tereza Mikusova, Maria Holicka and Jan Naar will create the Czech branch of an international team that will be led by dr. Julia Grapsa, whose main aim will be to find hidden heart defects in poor children. Early detection of heart disease increases the likelihood of successful treatment and we see great sense in it, therefore we have decided to financially support this mission.

Success of the first year of Probehni.se

24. 04. 2018

904 + 200 + 450 200 = SUCCESS

904 runners, screened for cardiovascular risk more than 200 people and raised 450 200 CZK for medical programs of Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation. Fantastic succes Proběhni.se. Many thanks for all support

Abbas Abdurahem

15. 02. 2018

We are very pleased that thanks to our help, we have managed to perform catheter surgery to the tenth child with congenital heart disease (persistent ductus arteriosus) in Sudan's Khartoum! This was the 19-month-old baby Abbas Abdurah, who had recurrent respiratory infections as the onset manifestation of heart failure. The catheterization set, which cost about 800 US dollars, could never be afforded by a poor family from rural area of Sudan. This has sense

Internship in Leipzig

07. 02. 2018

Historically, the first young cardiologist who will have the chance to move forward in his career is Tereza Nedvědová, MD. The Evaluation Committee composed of prof. Táborský, prof. Kautzner and dr. Gebauer selected her from the three other candidates. In June 2018, she will take part in a monthly clinical internship at one of Europe's best cardiac centers - at Herzzentrum Leipzig. Congratulations!

New students will arrive on internship

24. 01. 2018

We are delighted that we will enable another two talented Sudanese medical students to fulfill their dreams. Mohammed Alzber and Muhsin Agabna belong among the best students of the Medical Faculty in Khartoum and have been selected in a two-round application process for a one-month internship at IKEM Prague, which will be held in March this year. Congratulations to both boys.


08. 01. 2018

Running race Proběhni.se 2018 is definitely the greatest event in the history of our foundation, we expect up to 1000 runners ! The participants can enjoy not only sport activities but also educational programs aimed at the prevention of heart disease. Throughout the day, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with heart disease and their prevention, measure blood pressure, blood sugar levels, make ECGs and learn basic elements of resuscitation. We want to draw attention how important it is to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Xmas gift

28. 12. 2017

Do you remember when we discovered a 25-year old woman with a congenital heart defect (persistent ductus arteriosus) during our mission to Nepal? Today, thanks to the excellent work of our team, she underwent successful catheter surgery at the Sahid Gangalal National Heart Center in Kathmandu. For us and for the patient herself, this is the most beautiful gift to these Christmas. Now she will be able to safely establish her own family and her life perspective is not at all endangered.
On a photo with doctor Chandra Mani Adhikari, who performed the procedure.

Calendar for 2018

21. 12. 2017

As soon as one man goes beyond the limits of his comfort, he will understand how well he is in his own life in contrast to countries where people have not been given any chance and life happiness. On our way, we tried to capture the situations, places and moments that we have in turn contrasted with what they look like in our country. In every way we realize more and more that we have to value what we have and what possibilities we have in our lives. We firmly believe that this calendar, with travel photos, can at least partially illustrate the characteristics of human lives in countries where access to food and water, the roof above the head or basic health care is not a matter of course.


This calendar summarizes our efforts in the field of volunteering during our existence. By purchasing it, you will support what we believe and what fills us internally. The price for 1 piece is 399 CZK. Orders via email: info@nfceskesrdce.cz


Your Czech Heart Foundation

Czech Heart

04. 12. 2017

Dear friends, supporters and fans, we have BIG NEWS for you! J It reflects all the activities we have carried out during the year and a half of the existence of the foundation. We will change the name! The African Heart is changing to the Czech Heart. Our Foundation is a very lively organism that is constantly developing and we are developing with our foundation as well. It is indisputable that support for Africa will continue to be the main pillar of our work, but time has shown us – it won´t be only one. Activities in Nepal and the Czech Republic are clear evidence. During our existence, we met so many good Czech hearts, who want to help where it is needed. So, we do not like to spoil fans and supporters with a name that does not fully refer to our real goals. We would like to thank via our new name for all good hearts that have been involved in our activities; that have supported us since our start, as well as those who will engage in our projects in the future – actively or by no less important financial or material support. We are the Czech Heart which is helping around the world. Helps in Africa, Nepal and it will also help in the Czech Republic. Czech Heart Foundation!

Early diagnosis

23. 11. 2017

This young man was diagnosed with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis during our screening in Nepal. If not discovered at early stage, this young gentleman would soon develop heart failure and his life expectancy would have been radically diminished. He has been put on rheumatic fever prophylaxis (benzathine penicillin G) and he will undergo surgical valve replacement within 6 months of time, that will be performed by dr. Kaushal Tiwari. Thanks to all in our team Maria HolickaTereza Riška TylečkováAdéla GábrlíkováTereza NovákováPetr KalaMarkéta Rozhoňová.

Nepal Mission

14. 11. 2017

The druhá mission in the history of our foundation is over, we have screened altogether 951 people in 5 days!!! We were examining BMI, blood pressure, glycemia and heart function using echocardiography. Thanks to all team members, it was unforgettable time :) 

Every single life matters

08. 11. 2017

Today we diagnosed congenital heart disease (persistent ductus arteriosus) in this 25 year old woman. Picture was taken after we told to her and her husband that Nadační fond Africké srdce / African Heart Foundation will pay for the catheter surgery in Kathmandu. That is the reason why we organize our missions. Every single life matters :) 

Nepal Heart Screening Camp

06. 11. 2017

Six young cardiologists and two medical students from the Czech Republic are organizing voluntary heart screening camp in Nepal next week! Under the leadership of the African heart foundation!

Nepal November 2017

22. 09. 2017
We are delighted to announce that our next mission to Nepal (4-19th November 2017) will be attended by historically the most numerous team in the history of the African Heart Foundation. This time, with help of a local cardiac surgeon and our close friend Kaushal Tiwari, we will not do only echocardiography screening, but we will also bring medication supplies, which will be distributed to local poor patients. Members of the mission will be : Hasam Khanar (Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi) ,Tereza Novakova, Maria Holicka (Faculty hospital Brno Bohunice), Tereza Riška Tylečková, Adéla Gábrlíková (Faculty hospital Ostrava), Petr Kala, Markéta Rozhoňová (students of 2nd Faculty of Medicine in Prague) and members of the foundation Michal Pazdernik and Petr Fajkus. Just for the sake of interest, all team members will pay for their flight tickets, accommodation and food from their own savings. At the end we would like to thanks one of the most inspirative and hardworking cardiologist in the world, dr. Julia Grapsa, who again helped us with staff and echo machines recruitment.

Many thanks to all who cooperate with us on internship

21. 08. 2017

Internships of our students would not be possible without high quality mentors. They do everything for free in their free working hours, for which they deserve tremendous respect and thanks. This week, Esraa H. Hussien and Roaa Alrofaay Hagar spend at the Department of Cardiac Surgery - IKEM, led by doctors Martin Pokorný and Peter Ivak. Girls observe daily open heart surgeries such as aortocoronary bypasses or heart valve surgeries.

Internship in Hradec Králové

15. 08. 2017

Dawit Muche and Addis Tadesse are observing surgical removal of uterus (hysterectomy) during their last week of internship at the Deparment of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Esraa H. Hussien and Roaa Alrofaay Hagar on IKEM

14. 08. 2017

Esraa H. Hussien a Roaa Alrofaay Hagar have been learning cardiology at IKEM Prague this week. They have seen pacemaker implantations, radiofrequency ablations, coronary angiographies and also been learning cardiology at the Intensive care unit. Today they have seen two TAVI procedures (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Next week they will be attached to the Deparment of Cardiovascular surgery. They are doing well so far

Sudanese students will arrice at IKEM

02. 08. 2017

Another internship is coming. Both Sudanese students -  Roaa Alrofaay Hagar and Esraa H. Hussien successfully passed the exams and will arrive in the Czech Republic for a monthly study at IKEM. Congrats and we look forward to 

Two Ethiopian students undergo a 6-week internship at the Hradec Králové University Hospital

10. 07. 2017

It is a great pleasure to announce you that our spectrum of help in education of African medical students has been extended. Two talented Ethiopian students from Bahir Dar University, also thanks to our help, have arrived today in the Czech Republic and will complete a 6-week internship at the Hradec Králové University Hospital. We see great potential in this activity, and we believe that this direct education support will be of great benefit in the future.

First year of the African Heart Foundation

20. 06. 2017

It is exactly a year that we have brought the idea of helping Africa and other developing countries into life and founded the African Heart Foundation. Michal Pazdernik spoke about activities of foundation in an article published on the Medical Tribune: 


We celebrate our first birthday and thank you for all support!

First girls for an internship at IKEM in Prague

10. 06. 2017

Roaa Alfroaay Hagar and Esraa H. Hussein are among the most talented students of medicine at Alzai Alazhari University in Sudan's Khartoum. They will be the first two female students in our program to attend the IKEM in Prague for a monthly internship in August this year. They just received a letter of invitation. We look forward to them!

Next medical mission confirmed: Ghana

10. 04. 2017

Another medical mission of African Heart Foundation is confirmed. It will be Ghana! In collaboration with the Less Privileged Ghana Foundation in April 2017. We will focus on the examination of the heart, eyes and ears in poor areas where there is insufficient of medical care.

Students from Sudan on internship at IKEM

12. 02. 2017

Mohammed Magzoub and Mustafa M ELhassan arrived on February 11, 2017. During the month internship at IKEM they will visit a specialized centers and will be able to see modern techniques in cardiology.

Art for Heart

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