By september 2005, we had secured the fundings for Palestinian children suffering from congenital cardiopathy to undergo surgery free of charge
Rapidly, we had 3 key issues to solve :
1- Transfer medical knowledge to Palestinian physicians
2- Screen the children near their home
3- Prevent congenital cardiopathie linked to endogamic marriages by informing the families on this risk.
The physicians under training go on a regular basis 2 days per week to Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem to conduct a systematic screening.
It is now possible to have an early detection of cardiopathy for new born children. At Hadassah hospital, Professor Rein and his team perform surgery on more and more children. Post surgery follow up is done where the children live. By the end of 2007, 102 Palestinian children had undergone surgery.
But our task is far from being achieved.
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Every week, A Heart for Peace allows a Palestinian child suffering from severe congenital cardiopathy to undergo surgery free of charge at Hadassah Israeli hospital.