Upon their arrival to Israel through Save a Child's Heart (SACH), all of the children are admitted to the Wolfson Medical Center where they undergo an updated echocardiography examination. Throughout their stay in Israel, the children are continuously monitored by SACH's cardiologists, before and after surgery, until their return home.
Special weekly clinics
In addition to the above, a very special component of the SACH activities takes place in the Wolfson Medical Center every Tuesday. Children from the neighboring Palestinian Authority are referred to the SACH program by a dozen cardiologists from throughout Gaza and the West Bank. The children arriving to the cardiology clinic are examined for evaluation, prepared for surgery and are followed-up post surgery.
The cardiology clinic is held with the cooperation of Shevet Achim, a Christian organization based in Jerusalem. They assist in the coordination of the children’s arrival with the Palestinian and Israeli Authorities and also arrange the transportation of the children to and from the clinic.
Since 1995, more than 5,000 Palestinian children have been examined at the weekly cardiology clinic.
This cardiology clinic is part of The Heart of the Matter Project that brings together Palestinians and Israelis by providing cardiac care to Palestinian children and outreach training programs for physicians from the Palestinian Authority.