Bambini Cardiopatici nel mondo - A.I.C.I. Onlus in Syria

Info

Country:
Syria
Location:
Pediatric cardiac surgery center of the Cardiovascular surgery Hospital, Damascus University
Cooperation years:
1993-present
GSD Participants:
IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
Host country's participants:
Pediatric cardiac surgery center of the Cardiovascular surgery Hospital, Damascus University
Other partners:
Bambini Cardiopatici nel mondo - A.I.C.I. Onlus & The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project Aim

  • Building of new centers (Damascus Pediatric Cardiac Center)
  • Surgical missions
  • Educational program

Background of the Project

To reduce infant mortality rate due to congenital heart disease - 3000 chilren with congenital heart disease per year, of which 77% don't have a possibility of being treated locally

Objectives achieved

  • N of patients treated: 209 
  • A new Pediatric Cardiac Center dedicated to children started to be built in 2000 and was inaugurated on 24th July 2011
  • 2-4 surgical missions per year (total of 34 missions done)
  • Training program for medical and paramedical local personnel, on-site or at at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato