The heart of a sick child is a work of art that must be restored. This is where the word "Patronage" takes on its full meaning.
children of the world
Almost 1 in 100 children are born with a heart defect. Others develop heart disease as a result of infections. Surgery is often the only way to save them. But the operations require advanced medical techniques that are extremely expensive. In many countries, it is impossible to perform them due to lack of materials, skills or financial resources. It is for these children, who cannot benefit from the operation that would save their lives, that we fight every day;
and build a social bond
Working with 70 countries requires regular and strong relationships with the referring doctors who identify the children. This is why we carry out an average of 4 missions to the children's countries of origin each year. These missions allow us to meet the doctors, to identify potential candidates for the training of doctors, to better understand the local problems, to see the children who have been operated on and to consult those who are waiting for an operation.
to heart disease
The referral doctors we work with abroad have a vital role to play in identifying children with heart defects and preparing the applications for treatment. It is therefore essential that they provide us with reliable information. Since 2006, more than 140 foreign doctors have received training in heart disease at the Association's premises in Paris. In 2020, we launched a mobile-learning programme, Formation5/5, to train more doctors in heart disease at a distance. The application now has over 450 doctors in training in 27 different countries!
children who have been operated on
Because of their illness or lack of means, some of the children we take care of do not have the chance to follow a normal schooling. We therefore provide them with educational sponsorship. This can be provided by the host family or by any other sponsor who wishes to offer a child a future through education. In 2020, we also decided to create a Health Sponsorship to provide children who have undergone surgery - whose families do not have enough money - with the medicines and treatments they need to keep their hearts functioning properly.
Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque is an Association of general interest of a humanitarian nature, legally and fiscally entitled to receive legacies, donations and life insurance, exempt from inheritance and transfer taxes.
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