• Save indigent children and young adults with heart diseases in Haiti
• Save children in providing 4 to 5 Surgery Missions per year in Port au Prince at la Clinique Lambert.
• Insure and finance the Training of the Haitian medical team.
• Build and run the first Haiti Heart Center within a Haitian hospital.
The worldwide Experience of our President and Partners • Our President François Lacour-Gayet operated with GOLI and CDE in Salvador, Maputo, Dakar, Kabul, and Managua where, as former President of SoH, he built the Heart Center of Managua.
• For 20 years our partners Gift of Life and Chaine de l'Espoir have been successfully implementing heart care programs and cardiac hospitals in Nicaragua Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Salvador.
Haiti has NO cardiac hospital, neither for children nor for adults
The total absence of cardiac surgery in Haiti means several thousands of deaths per year for patients with heart diseases. To compare, sustainable heart care programs of Nicaragua, Jamaica, Salvador, Senegal, Mozambique, Cambodia, Uganda: all had local hospitals capable to host the surgery missions and to be gradually modernized with a heart centers.
• Partner with the Haitian Medical and Academic community
• Contribute to durable Global Health Care through Prevention, Education, and Transfer of Knowledge in the field of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
Video April 2012: Extreme conditions for the surgery team
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
Alain Deloche with François Lacour-Gayet
Chaine de l'Espoir Director - Open Hearts Haiti President
Save 1 child= 5,000$
Update: November 9 - 16 November 2013
10 children will have heart surgery under the leadership of Dr François Lacour-Gayet
100 children have been saved by Open Hearts Haiti in partnership with Gift of Life USA and Chaine de l'Espoir France, 500 children are on our waiting list.
A basic Open-heart operation cures a cardiac child for ever. They have a damaged heart resulting from birth anomaly or from a sore throat streptococcal infection
Your donation has an immediate impact. Open Hearts Haiti is a non profit 501c3 NY American foundation, 100% of your donations are spent on childrens operations.
” Indigent Children continue to die every year from diseases that we can prevent and treat effectively. Our responsibility is to bring hope to a new generation in developing countries like Haiti by establishing a high quality of care for their children while promoting education of health professionals in a modern environment.
A child is always and everywhere an emergency. This is why we start with sending surgery missions in a country where there is absolutely no cardiac surgeon and no cardiac department, neither for children nor for adults. But a Surgery mission is just the "pilot" of the story.
Training the Medical Human resources and building a Heart Center are the 2 conditions for a durable success.
I have been operating on Humanitarian surgery missions worldwide and believe that the greatest challenges in fighting diseases of poverty are organizational and managerial. I am ready to commit personally on the establishment of a training program, on the development of a telemedicine network and on the implementation of a prevention program to eradicate rheumatic heart fever in Haiti.
In creating the Haiti Heart Center, we pave the way toward a sustainable modern medicine.
We wish to have a significant impact on the prevention and cure of heart diseases in Haiti. I thank you for your generous support” François Lacour-Gayet Open Hearts Haiti President