Major capital costs for the EHC will be incurred in establishing suitable efficient units for CHD diagnoses and treatment in the appropriate countries. A basic centre could receive 4000 children a year, diagnose 3000 children a year and cure around 1000 cases of CHD.
EHC would like to thank
the following for their supports:
Abdullah Saad Al-Rashid European Society of Cardiology
Fondazione Anna Maria Sechi
Medical Trial Analysis
Acs Audiovisual Solutions
Banque Populaire Cote D’azur
- Agence de Nice
Circolo Antico Tiro A Volo
Iroko Cardio International Sarl
CONSTRUCTION OF ONE CARDIO-PEDIATRIC UNIT IN MOROCCO, CASABLANCA
The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in North Africa with a population of 33 million of inhabitants and an area of about 447.000 sq.km. It is the third Arabic African country and its capital is Rabat. Casablanca is the largest city, with more than 4 million inhabitants.
According to the latest data published in 2011, coronary artery disease is the number one cause of mortality in Morocco, accounting for 24% of total death. The age-adjusted death rate is 168 per 100,000 of the population.
The mortality of children born with CHD is higher, 36%. Every year 5,000 children are born with congenital heart disease, the majority of them could be saved if properly treated. At present only two centres are able to perform simple interventions for CHD: one in Rabat (public) and one in Casablanca (private). The average cost in the private centre for an intervention is 12,000 Euro, a cost which the majority of the population cannot afford. It follows that Morocco is in urgent need to establish a public centre able to trat a large number of children born with CHD free of charge.
There is a long-lasting relationship between European Heart for Children together with Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo and the CHU Ibn Rochd Hospital in Casablanca. The plan is to develop a fully equipped unit in an area near the cardiac surgical department dedicated to the care of children with CHD.
The existing cardiac surgicol department does not have the surgical or intensive care rooms needed to treat these children and, more importantly, they do not have the adequate medical equipment or personnel.
Our colleagues in Morocco, Prof. Aziz Alami Aroussi (Surgeon at the Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco) , Prof. Moulay Hicham Afif (General Director at the Ibn Rochd University) , Prof. Farid Chehab (Rector of the Ibn Rochd University) and Prof. Hassan El Kabli (Medical Director at CHU Ibn Rochd University) will be responsible for the construction of the building.
EHC will provide the equipments and training necessary.
WE NEED FUNDS FOR: Euro 2,396,054.00
Equipment: Euro 1,636,054.00
1 fully equiped operating room for cardiac surgery
1 intensive care bed
1 hemodynamics Cath Lab
Training: Euro 760.000
17 training grants will be awarded for:
2 paediatric heart surgeons x 3 years x €40.000
1 paediatric intensivist x 2 years x €40.000
2 paediatric cardiac anesthetists x 2 years x €30.000
5 paediatric cardiologists x 1.5 years x €30.000
2 perfusionists x 1.5 years x €15.000
The project has been announced at the EHC humanitarian dinner in Rome,
during the annual ESC Congress. Prof. Hani Najm Director at the Cleveland Clinic, USA will be the official pediatric surgeon of EHC.
PARTECIPATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LECTURE THEATRE AT THE ASWAN CARDIAC CENTRE TOGETHER WITH CHAIN OF HOPE
The board of EHC has decided to participate with 100.000 Euros to the building of a Lecture Theatre at the Cardiac Centre in Aswan, Egypt. The theatre will be used mainly for educational purpose and also for scientific meetings.
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