On April 25, 2015, ICHF made its very first heart surgery mission trip to Guyana. Held at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, and through a close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Guyana, we completed 14 surgeries and six diagnostic heart catheterizations.
We also had an incredible group of international volunteers, including a team from Canada led by Dr. Debra Isaac. Dr. Isaac began her work in Guyana in 2012 and realized quickly how big the need for training was among physicians and healthcare staff there.
Now, Dr. Isaac and our Canadian volunteers, including longtime volunteer Steve Taylor, are helping us spread the word in Halifax! The Halifax Chronicle Herald spoke with Dr. Isaac and Steve about their work in the country. Read the story here.