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Why would the Queen of England bestow an Order of the British Empire honor upon a doctor for his services to medicine and charity - especially when the charity does not serve the children of Great Britain? How many children around the globe have been saved by this nonprofit? What is this nonprofit organization doing to save children born with the number one birth defect - congenital heart defects?
Dr. Sanjiv Nichani is a Consultant Pediatrician and the current Director of the Children’s Intensive Care Unit for University Hospitals of Leicester, UK. For over 30 years, Dr. Nichani has specialized in looking after critically ill babies, children, and teenagers following open-heart surgery. In 2009 he founded the charity Healing Little Hearts. Their goal is to ensure that every child has access to the heart surgery they need and deserve. They send volunteer teams to treat the poorest of children who come from families that do not have the resources to pay for their healthcare.
The charity also builds the capacity of surgeons in these countries to help ensure ongoing care. Since 2009, Healing Little Hearts has undertaken 151 international missions to 12 countries and operated on over 2000 children. Dr. Nichani is joining us today to talk about the huge unmet need of CHD and capacity building in the developing world.
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Healing Little Hearts website
Healing Little Hearts Facebook Page
Novick Cardiac Alliance
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