In the countries where our help is needed, every mission happens with the voluntary participation of a specialised team comprising cardiologists, surgeons, anaesthetists, intensive care doctors, nurses and technicians that bring the necessary skills to carry out the interventions.
We carry out on-site visits to the children with heart disease and identify those that need operating on urgently. In the 5 days of the mission we analyse and diagnose around 250 children, about a dozen of which we operate on and the others we cure.
In addition to curing and caring for the children with heart disease, the Association also creates the conditions necessary for sustainable health development in countries in which it operates: it builds health facilities, donates technical and surgical materials and trains the local doctors directly in the field, so that they can become change makers in their own countries.
Before embarking on our operations we establish the degree of urgency in the country, the type of humanitarian emergency and the characteristics of the local health system: every intervention is shared with the governments and scientific and university organisations in the locality, so that the demands of the population can be fully responded to.