The association Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo is a lay, non-profit, independent organisation that, thanks to the voluntary collaboration of more than 150 surgeons, doctors, nurses and technicians from the most prominent Italian and foreign cardiosurgical centres, operates in countries in difficulty, in order to give the hope of life to children with heart disease.
The Association was born in 1993 in Milan through the efforts of Professor Alessandro Frigiola, head clinician of the Cardio-surgical Operations Unit I - I.R.C.C.S. San Donato General Hospital - San Donato Milanese, Hospital Group San Donato and by Professor Silvia Cirri, head of the Operations Unit of Intensive Care and of the Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Service - Institute Clinic San Ambrogio - Milan, Hospital Group San Donato.
Every month the Association organises hope missions in different Countries training doctors and building cardio-surgical paediatric centres in the most deprived areas, in order to develop the local health system and combat the infant mortality rate.
The Association is Charitable Organisation (DM 28/01/00) and ONLUS from 2003
Prof. Alessandro Frigiola
President of the Association
Prof. Silvia Cirri
Vice president of the Association