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Memphis Surgeon Travels to Guyana on Latest BabyHeart Mission

  Meet Dr. Umar Boston, a Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon at Le BonHeur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  He recently joined the BabyHeart team in Georgetown, Guyana where, thanks to him and a team of international volunteers, 13 children received life-saving surgeries. This is the 3rd BabyHeart mission that Dr. Boston has joined, but what makes this […]

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Arvin Rampersaud

Here is a great example of how your support truly saves lives! During our last trip to Guyana, we met 7-month old Arvin Rampersaud and his favorite brown toy horse. He was born in the town of Albion, where his parents are both gardeners. He was transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after his […]

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Trip Recap: BabyHeart Team Returns From Second Trip to Dominican Republic

New Cardiac Surgical Program Continues to Grow in Santo Domingo The BabyHeart team recently returned from their second trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where 27 children were served in a 2-week period. Sixteen life-saving surgeries were performed, and 11 heart catheterizations were completed at Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral (HRRC). All of this […]

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ICHF’s Roy Morris Selected as the AAMI Foundation & ACCE’s Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award

The AAMI Foundation & ACCE’s Robert L. Morris Humanitarian Award honors an individual or group whose humanitarian efforts have applied healthcare technology to improving global human conditions. The AAMI Awards Committee chose Roy Morris, ICHF’s Director of Biomedical Engineering, for his leadership and dedication to medical instrumentation, service, patient care, patient safety, and overall humanitarian efforts. Roy […]

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Trip Recap: BabyHeart Team Begins Second Year of Georgetown, Guyana Program with a 4th Successful Mission

The BabyHeart team recently returned from the first of three trips to Georgetown, Guyana this year with another successful mission. During this latest mission, 15 children received life-saving surgeries, and 5 children received proper diagnosis of their condition with a heart catheterization. Just a few days after the team’s departure, all children had been discharged […]