Our model is a public-private collaborative initiative to extend modern paediatric cardiac care to the continent. We utilise excess capacity in a private unit to facilitate surgery for indigent patients who otherwise would have to wait for access to care in a state facility.
National waiting lists for paediatric cardiac surgery are currently estimated in excess of 3,000 patients. We aim to reduce the number of children on surgical waiting lists to less than 100 nationally by 2025.
As a South African based organisation, we understand the unique healthcare challenges Africa faces.
With this in mind, the Program affords African governments the opportunity to access world-class paediatric cardiac facilities in South Africa, either free of charge or at significantly subsidised rates.
Africa’s slow progress in the diagnosis and effective treatment of congenital heart disease in children led us to design a training program which focuses on paediatric cardiac care. Led by Prof. Rob Kinsley, the Program launches later this year and is open to African nationals, presently working on the African continent in the medical field.
Number of children receiving heart surgery through the Foundation’s Surgical Programs. *Number of procedures will be shown separately.
Patient post-surgical survival rate i.e. child survived at least 30* days after receiving surgery. *Measure as per the UK’s National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.
Number of doctors, nurses and/ or support staff trained in paediatric cardiac care by the Foundation’s Training Program.
Funding required (in ZAR). The Foundation allocates at least 92% of all funds received directly to its Surgical and Training Programs.