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Completed Missions

Completed Medical Missions Through ICHF

Since July 2010, we have arranged the following Paediatric Surgical Cardiac Care (PSCC) Missions in cooperation with ICHF:
Sulaymaniayah, two missions; 42 children served.
Nasiriyah, six missions up to July 2012; 102 children served.
Najaf, fife missions; 72 children served.
Basra, Three missions, 52 children served.

Each mission consists of 15-16 medical staff, ranging between paediatric cardiac surgeons, paediatricians, anaesthesiologists, perfusionists, and ICU nurses. They usually stay for 12 working days. Through the above missions, a total of 231 children have been served, plus hundreds of hands-on training hours.

July 2012: A one year programme for Paediatric Surgical Cardiac Care (“PSCC”), was started in cooperation with our partner, International Children’s Heart Foundation (“ICHF”), in Nasiriyah. The Programme finished July 2013, having provided thousands of hours in lectures and hands on training for local PSCC staff, including paediatric surgeons, physicians, anaesthesiologists, perfussionists, and nurses. The programme also served on average 26-28 children/ month. Total number served under this programme was 320 children.

Submission Of a White Paper Document

As part of LLI and ICHF commitment to improving Paediatric Cardiac care in Iraq, a thorough and long document (White Paper) on the current status of Paediatric Surgical Cardiac Care in Iraq , with recommendations on how to improve it, was submitted to the Iraqi MOH, July 2012.

Completed Medical Missions Through FHAS

Since June 2012, we have helped to arrange the following Interventional Paediatric Cardiology Care,(IPCC) Missions, in cooperation with FHAS.

Fallujah, three missions, 46 children served.
Salah Al-Deen, one mission, 11 children served.

Each mission have 5 medical staff, one paediatric cardiologist, 3 paediatricians, and one paediatric nurse.
They stay for approximately 4 working days, mending minor heart defect through interventional catheterization, plus providing hands on training for local staff.