On October 24th 2010, Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) set out for its third mission to Angola to evaluate new patients and to follow-up on children who have already undergone surgery through SACH. The team travelling to Angola consisted of Dr. Alona Raucher, Senior Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Sagi Assa, Pediatric Cardiologist and Nava Gershon, Head Nurse of the Pediatric Surgical Ward – all from the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel where the children who are brought to Israel are treated.
They took with them on the mission, 2 Vivid I portable echo machines, one of which was donated to SACH from General Electric Healthcare for the purpose of this mission.
During the one week that they spent in Luanda, Angola, they evaluated 122 children of which 50 were possible candidates for treatment in Israel.
We would like to thank the LR Group for sponsoring the mission to Angola and the subsequent treatment of the children who will arrive in Israel. To date, 52 children have been treated from Angola, all through the sponsorship of the LR Group