It’s not just us

Here’s an article from about a team from Saudi Arabia going to Nigeria to evaluate children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) in need of surgery. When they can’t perform the operation in Nigeria, the child becomes a candidate to be sent to Saudi Arabia for the operation. The person being interviewed states the need for a heart disease center in every nation and estimates that it takes ten to fifteen years to develop an efficient heart facility.

The rate of CHD births is pretty constant worldwide – 8 out of every 1000. Keep these developing countries and the sick people who live there in your thoughts.


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2 Responses to “It’s not just us”

  1. Teri Martin Says:

    I know most children born in Kenya were sent to Italy or England for congenital cardiac surgery. Also the EU contries have a pact that if you can not be treated correctly in your own country they will send you and pay for your health care in a country that can. I have a friend from Spain who is in a London hospital as we speak having a valve replacement.

  2. Eliza Says:

    Have you ever heard of Save a Child’s Heart? They’re an international non-profit that goes around the world performing heart surgery on kids with CHD. Some of the nurses from Denver’s Children’s Hospital have gone on trips with them.

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