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Where and how did we help?

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!

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!

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

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

10. 06. 2018

One of our aims is to develop Czech cardiology, hence we have decided to establish the Czech Heart Academy programme. Today, under the guidance of Martin Bláha, MD, first medical student has completed our cardiology course at IKEM. Congratulations to Barbora Chabova on obtaining our certificate!

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.

30. 04. 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.

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

15. 02. 2018

Tenth saved child!

 

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.

10. 11. 2017

The third 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 echardiography. Thanks to all team members, it was unforgettable time.

27. 07. 2017

Two talented Ethiopian students from Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia just undergo an internship in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the hospital Fakultní Nemocnice Hradec Králové. Dawit Muche Tavabe (23) a Addis Tadesse Tedla (25) from Ethiopia in the operating room

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, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 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 (Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové). We see great potential in this activity, and we believe that this direct education support will be of great benefit in the future.

 

20. 06. 2017

Roaa Alrofaay Hagar and Esraa H. Hussien are one of the most talented medical students of Alzaiem Alazhari University in Khartoum, Sudan. They will be the first female students who will come to IKEM for one month internship in August 2017. Girls just received invitation letter

06. 06. 2017

Ghana stays in our hearts. Over 300 patients went for a heart examination - 5 villages and cities. Great experiences and memories.

17. 04. 2017

With happy kids in poor village Dutch Komenda after examinations. Unbelievable experience with Less Privileged Ghana Foundation in beautiful Ghana

11. 04. 2017

We have just finished a meeting with dr. Yao, amazing woman and of the three pediatrician cardiologists in Ghana. All patients who will be diagnosed with some heart disease during our screening will be referred to National Cardiothoracic centre in Ghana

29. 03. 2017

Another person in Sudan has a chance for a normal life. Twenty years old Mona Abdulrahman Sabil from North Kordofan in the west of Sudan would not survive without our help. Now he has a healthy heart. The first adult patient supported by the African Heart. Thanks for cooperation to Ahmed Gasim Hospital

23. 03. 2017

We will take to Ghana not only medical team, free examinations and medical assistance. We also carry joy for the little ones. Toys which treat in a different way: by puting smile on children face. Thank you 

03. 03. 2017

There are never enough of good news. Today we have some super one from Sudan. Another child has a hope for a seamless childhood. Thanks to African Heart Foundation. Her name is Hatem Tanzeal and she has three years. Good luck

27. 02. 2017

Thanks to your support, we paid for the catheter surgery of first child this year. The five-year Aya Yousif from North Darfur is in a good condition. The procedure was performed without complications. 20.000 CZK for the catheter set enabled little Aya normal childhood and a life without limitations. Thank you

20. 02. 2017

Life is like a puzzle. And internship at IKEM in Prague may be important part. Students from Sudan Mohammed Magzoub and Mustafa M ELhassan already know about it. They have first week successfully behind. 

02. 02. 2017

Our April medical mission to Ghana is possible only with help of the Less Privileged Ghana Foundation - non-profitable organisation helping less privileged people in Ghana. Thanks to co-founder David Ekow Duron for all his help with preparation. And we are looking forward to the journey together

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15. 11. 2016

Her name is Shahd Abadie - 16 months and 8.5 kg. She was having respiratory tract infection because of her congenital heart disease. Now, thanks to support of the African Heart Foundation, she is in good health after the catheterization procedure. Good news.

13. 10. 2016

Today we performed catheterization procedures of two small kids in Mawada Hospital of Khartoum. One-year old Muataz and three-years old Munsin. Both kids with congenital heart disease. Both are in good shape now. Thanks to African Heart Foundation.

12. 10. 2016

We visited the Alzaiem Alazhari University in Khartoum, Sudan, where we met the students and answered their questions about internships in Czech hospitals. Afterwards, interviews with applicants were performed. Another two students will come to IKEM Prague for one month internship in January 2017.

06. 10. 2016

Another 100 patients examined in Hetauda hospital, Nepal. All patients with some pathological fading on echocardiography were informed about their disease, follow-up was arranged or appropriate treatment possibilites were offered.

04. 10. 2016

Nepal, Birgunj. 37 degrees, 93% humidity. The poorest region of Nepal today welcomed the doctors from African Heart Foundation and Nepalese colleagues. People without the chance to get good health care have access to free blood and heart tests. We found nearly 20 serious complications and ensured further treatment. We are glad to be in places where our help really need.

02. 10. 2016

Kalaiya, Nepal. Over 400 patients went for a heart examination. Our doctors have revealed a series of heart problems and offered further help.

30. 09. 2016

Seven year old Sudanese boy Adam Abdulrasol with congenital heart disease is in good health after the catheter surgery. Thanks to support of the African Heart Foundation. We are happy that he is doing well after the procedure.

16. 09. 2016

After a successful mission in Sudan, where we examined 1,122 children, we will organize volunteer mission to Nepal. Our primary goal is Africa, but we could not refuse help in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. African Heart Foundation team - Michal Pazderník and Tomáš Kaplan accompanied by cardiologists Shahn Suhail and Denisa Jahnlová will depart at the end of September 2016. During the one-week mission we will examine adults and children with the aim of diagnosing rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart defects.

15. 09. 2016

Kaltom Abakar - two-year girl - who suffered from heart complications after surgery with her mother. She is doing well. Please excuse the poor-quality of image. We wish to Kaltom good health! And we will continue to monitor her state of health.

12. 09. 2016

Another Sudanese child can enjoy a normal childhood thanks to the financial support of the African Heart Foundation. Two-year girl Kaltom Ahmed Abakar - from poor province from east Sudan called Kassala - suffered from repeated infections of upper respiratory and cardiac complications. Complications were surgically removed. We wish to Kaltom good health!

08. 09. 2016

Another study days, second part of the internship was dedicated to experimental medicine in IKEM labs.

04. 09. 2016

Students assisted on the department of Cardiac Surgery under the direction of Peter Ivak, MD. in the second week. They are working perfectly.

 

17. 08. 2016

Study program for African medical students began with two Sudanese students. During the month they will be trained at selected clinics of IKEM in Prague. The first part undergo with MUDr. Michal Pazderník at the Cardiology Clinic.

01. 07. 2016

The first two Sudanese medical students will arrive for one month internship to IKEM hospital in Prague mid August. Both are among the most talented students of the Medical Faculty in Khartoum, Sudan. During their stay at IKEM, they will spend two weeks working in a lab on one of the existing projects. Besides, this should help them with their first scientific publication. The third week of their stay will be dedicated to cardiology (Department of Cardiogy) under the guidance of Michal Pazderník, MD. The fourth week, the students will be able to choose department upon their preference and discretion at IKEM (Department of Nephrology, Department of Diabetology, Department of Cardiac Surgery). Thanks to the Director of IKEM, Ales Herman, MD, PhD., students will have free accommodation at the hospital dormitory throughout their stay.

24. 06. 2016

Thanks to our support, we managed to save the first Sudanese child. African Heart foundation took care of buying the catheter devices to percutaneous closure of congenital heart defect – Ductus arteriosus patens. Purchasing these devices through the company Occlutech (Sweden) cost approximately 775 USD. Our first patient was a 3-year-old girl named Riham Ridwan Adam who was failing to thrive due to this congenital heart disease, having repeated upper respiratory tract infection and weighing just nine kilograms. The girl came from the region of Darfur in western Sudan and had to travel around 1030km distance to our interventional cardiologist dr. Basit to the capital city of Khartoum. In the photos you can find the girl before the procedure and two days after surgery, when she was discharged home in a stable condition. In the up-coming months we will bring you more information about Riham, including photographs

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