Image of surgeons in Ethiopian hospital

• Cardiac Surgical Mission Completed Fall 2015

We sent two cardiac surgery teams to visit Ethiopia in the fall of 2015 to perform surgeries at the Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia cardiac center in Addis Ababa.  The surgical team was composed of physicians, nurses and technicians from India and from the Minneapolis Heart Institute in the U.S.  They did surgeries on 27 children and young adults who have been on a waiting list for treatment in Ethiopia. 

The visiting teams worked side by side with Ethiopian health professionals who have completed their training in India and have returned to the cardiac center in Addis Ababa. Visiting surgical teams will be needed until all the members of the pediatric cardiac surgery team in training in India have returned to Ethiopia and can successfully treat a range of cases.