Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli humanitarian organization based at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center near Tel Aviv. The organization’s mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease, and who cannot get adequate medical care in their home countries. It also works to create centers of pediatric cardiac competence in those countries, so the children can also be treated at home. So far, SACH has brought 5,000 youngsters from 59 countries to Israel, many of whom have come from the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Quote: “Heart surgery is a trial for anyone, and especially for a young child. It was even harder for Hamza Ali Mohammad, as the two-year-old Palestinian had to undergo the procedure in Israel while his family was kept away by coronavirus closures. He was reunited on Thursday with his mother, who whisked him into her arms after he arrived in a van, escorted by medical personnel, at a checkpoint on the boundary between Israel and the West Bank.”
Sources: Wikipedia, Israel Hayom
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