Journal of Universal Surgery

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A Case Report on the Development of a Humanitarian Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Programme at the Obafemi Awolowo University Hospital, ILE-IFE, Nigeria in Partnership with the Cardiaceye International Foundation Cardiovascular Team

Bashir M. Matata,Uvie Onakpoya, Akin Ogunrombi,John Akintunde Okeniyi and Maqsood M. Elahi

Humanitarian cardiac surgeries consisting of highly specialized cardiovascular teams from developed countries can provide valuable local assistance with patient care in the emerging economies of the developing world. However, the best approach for developing a sustainable center in the emerging world is still debatable. Herein, we present a report a collaborative initiative between the Cardiac Eye International Foundation and the Obafemi Awolowo University, ILEIFE,Nigeria. The Cardiac Eye International Foundation is an independent non-profit charitable organization whose primary aim is to provide educational information, collaborate in scientific research and provide outreach training services for heart health care.