Under its medical convoy programme, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) recently launched a “Little Hearts” project in Mauritania, to treat children with congenital heart defects, in cooperation with Mauritania’s Ministry of Health and the National Heart Centre in Nouakchott, at a cost of $201,355.
A volunteering medical team from Sidra Medicine are examining 130 children, to perform cardiac catheterisations for 70 patients. Also, they will be training the local medical professionals at the hospital.
All the medical equipment and consumables necessary for the operations were deployed from Doha. So far, 43 cardiac catheterisations have been performed, with a success rate of 100%.
Upon their arrival, the medical delegation met the hospital’s managers and doctors, to discuss the lists of beneficiaries and identify the medical cases to be treated.
HE Fahad Salem al-Dosari, Acting Charge d'Affairs of the Embassy of Qatar in Mauritania, and Mohamed al-Amin al-Hajj, secretary-general of Mauritania’s Ministry of Health, visited the medical delegation and hospital managers.
Al-Hajj honoured Qatar’s Embassy in Mauritania and members of the medical delegation of QRCS and Sidra Medicine, in appreciation of their effective contributions and efforts to support the country’s health care sector.
All the medical equipment and consumables necessary for the operations were deployed from Doha.