Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:24

Children Receive Free Heart Surgery

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February 3, 2014 – Since 2007, more than 350 children have benefitted from the caring, generous hearts and compassionate minds of a team of cardiologists from Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and visiting surgeons from Saudi Arabia.

“This philanthropic initiative is to support children with congenital heart diseases whose families cannot afford to pay for their treatment,” said Eisa Al Maidour, Director General of DHA.

One-year-old Dana underwent corrective surgery for a hole in her heart. The surgery would have normally cost 250,000 Dirham (UAE), the equivalency of $75,735.00 Canadian dollars.

Dubai Hospital will host three more workshops this year including a trip to Sudan and the Philippines to treat children with congenital heart defects. Dr Obaid Al Jassim, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Dubai Hospital said, “The aim of the project is to reach out to as many children in need of these surgeries as possible and help provide them a new lease on life."

free-003“We study the cases that we receive and prioritize them according to the medical condition of the child. We also receive cases from abroad and we have treated children from various countries that come to Dubai for this initiative."

During the workshop in Sudan, the surgical team will perform 30 catherization procedures, 20 open-heart surgeries and carry out numerous screening programs.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Kamali, Consultant Paediatric cardiologist at Dubai Hospital stated, “Early detection is crucial for treating any disease especially chronic conditions such as congenital heart problems."

"Early detection is directly related to improved patient outcomes and therefore we will carry out screening programs in government schools in these countries to test children for cardiomyopathy.”

After the workshop in Sudan, the team will travel to other destinations mainly in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Dr. Jassim commented that as of today 11 workshops have been held in Dubai with experts from Italy and Sweden who have provided high-quality cardiac treatment for children.

Children from Oman, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Kenya and Philippines have benefited from the NABADAT initiative.

Nabadat, which means 'heartbeat', is a noble and stalwart initiative launched in 2007 by the Dubai Health Authority and Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment that provides free medical assistance, surgery and post-surgical care to children whose parents cannot afford to pay for treatment of congenital heart diseases.

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