Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo - A.I.C.I. Onlus in Senegal


Dakar Fann University Hospital Cardio-Vascular Department
Cooperation years:
GSD Participants:
IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
Host country's participants:
Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Fann Dakar Senegal
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Implementing agency:
Bambini Cardiopatici nel mondo A.I.C.I. Onlus
Other partners:
Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo - A.I.C.I. Onlus Chain de l’Espoir Paris France

Project Aim

  • Realization of 3-4 surgical missions per year
  • Training program for medical and paramedical local personnel (2-3 scholarships/yr)
  • To continue with surgical missions
  • Educational program on site during the clinical activity (under evaluation project)

Background of the Project

  • 1500 children needing cardiac treatment per year (surgical or interventional procedure)
  • 150 children per year are treated in Senegal currently
  • 1350 children per year have no chance to be treated locally


Objectives achieved

  • 3 missions, and treated 14 patients.