UPDATE April 6 to 13 2014 : our President Dr Fançois Lacour-Gayet leads currently the cardiac surgery mission in Haiti .
URGENT April 9: give now as 5000 $ are needed to save also young adult Haitian Toussaint, high school teacher of Mathematics.
Our MISSION: save indigent children AND young adults with heart diseases in Haiti
Our ACHIEVEMENT: 120 children have been cured in partnership with Gift of Life USA and Chaine de l'Espoir France
Our ACTION: 4 to 5 Surgery Missions a year in Port au Prince at la Clinique Lambert, Training of the Haitian medical team
Our GOAL: equip a Haitian hospital with a Heart Center department, in partnership with the Haitian medical academic Communities
WHY: children and young adults suffer heart diseases from birth anomaly or from a sore throat streptococcal infection. These young patients will die if not operated, although a "basic" surgery can cure them for ever. Haiti has NO cardiac hospital, neither for children nor for adults, meaning thousands of deaths per year.
United Nations report stresses out that cardiovascular disease is a major cause of infant mortality among non-communicable diseases in developing countries 3rd plenary meeting 19 September 2011 66/2