Yes, another proof that our missions are of crucial importance! Already second young person will have the opportunity to live a normal life. Just two weeks after the detection of significant post rheumatic stenosis of the mitral valve, the 30-year-old Tanahi Nepal, underwent the balloon valvuloplasty of this valve in the city of Bharatpur.
The mission to Nepal is over. In total, we examined over 1,200 people, of which more than half of the children. We have detected 14 heart defects that we will continue to follow. We are ready to financially support the treatment of all children and the costs of transport to performance and medication. And already during the mission we have ensured the operation of small Sunity ❤️ Enjoying solid health. None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you for that.
Today we are happy and we are celebrating. Thirteen-year-old Sunita, who was investigating the first day of our Nepalese mission in the village Jugedi, went for PTMC. Everything was done without complications. Immediately a positive result was apparent, and little Sunita smiled. We wish her a healthy life!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
With happy kids in poor village Dutch Komenda after examinations. Unbelievable experience with Less Privileged Ghana Foundation in beautiful Ghana
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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