Tag Archive for Save a Child’s Heart

Little Phylis from Zambia misses first day of school for heart surgery in Israel

Sweet 6 yr-old Phylis misses first day of first grade to travel all the way from Zambia to Wolfson Medical Center just outside of Tel Aviv, for lifesaving surgery courtesy of Save a Child’s Heart.

By Ynet


Over two million Israeli students returned to school on September 1, including thousands of excited children entering first grade and attending school for the first time.

But one child who won’t get to begin first grade with her friends is Phylis, a sweet six-year-old girl who came to Israel from Zambia to receive lifesaving surgery for a heart defect unexpectedly discovered two years ago. Continue Reading »

Medical mission from Israel, Germany treat pediatric heart patients in Tanzania


Israeli based Save A Child’s Heart, sent a multi-national team to Tanzania to assist a local hospital improve the cardiac care for children with heart disease.

By David Ruhm


A joint Israeli-German medical mission composed of teams from Wolfson Medical Center and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, earlier this month carried out a 5-day mission to Tanzania, the mission’s organizer told i24news.

The five-day mission, which began on Novermber 1, was organized by Save A Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli-based non-profit organization, working around the world to improve the cardiac care for children from developing countries, and carried out in partnership with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute in Dar es Salaam. Continue Reading »

A Facebook request connects Israeli charity with Afghan toddler with heart defect


Having depleted their small savings of $200 on medical bills, Zaheer’s Facebook friend contacted the Israeli charity Save a Child’s Heart, since the surgery would have cost the family living in Pakistan $7000.

By i24news


A 14-month old Afghan boy named Yehia arrived in Israel late last month to receive lifesaving heart surgery, a happy ending to a long journey that started with a Facebook message, The New York Times reports.

Surgeons – File photo: AFP

The surgery would have cost the family now living in Peshawar, Pakistan $7,000, but the Israeli charity Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), who focuses on helping children with heart disease in under-developed countries where they cannot receive adequate care, stepped in to help. Continue Reading »

Gaza’s civilians receive uninterrupted medical care in Israel ‘without discrimination’

‘Save a Child’s Heart’, an Israeli-based humanitarian project, hasn’t slowed down bring Palestinian children to Wolfson Medical Center for treatment

• Palestinian grandmother from Gaza: ‘We did not face discrimination. I don’t care what they will say in Gaza, I saw the reality here.’

By Meital Yisor Beit-Or

Even as Gaza Strip-based terrorists continue to fire rockets at Israel, Palestinian children are receiving medical care at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center in the central Israeli city of Holon.

Gazan newborn Abdul Rahman Wahdan received surgery in Israel for a serious heart defect – Photo: Gideon Markowicz

On Tuesday, as on every Tuesday for the past 18 years, children from Gaza and the West Bank arrived at the hospital for routine medical checks as part of the Israeli-based international humanitarian project Save a Child’s Heart, which provides life-saving medical care for children born with heart defects.

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Tanzania’s 1st Pediatric Heart Surgeon Returns Home


First pediatric open heart surgery performed in Tanzania by medical team trained in Israel.

By Adam Ross


The South-Eastern African state of Tanzania now has its first pediatric heart surgeon, after Dr Godwin Godfrey returned home following five years of training in Israel.

Joint team performs surgery in Tanzania – Photo: Save a Child’s Heart

The Israel based humanitarian project Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), organized Dr Godwin’s training in a landmark achievement that also saw it train a complete surgical team from a foreign state for the first time.

Since being established in 1995, SACH has trained doctors and nurses from all over the world and brought over 3,000 children to Israel from countries in Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and throughout the Middle East, including the Palestinian Authority (PA), for life saving surgery at Holon’s Wolfson Medical Center. Continue Reading »