Thursday, March 23, 2006
Israel's helping hand: Israeli doctors to assist Vietnam in heart surgery for children
A group of Israeli heart doctors from the Save a Child's Heart (SACH) organization arrived in Vietnam on March 22 to give educative training on children's heart surgery to Vietnamese doctors. The training encompasses teaching Vietnamese surgeons at Israel's Wolfson medical centre and sending Israeli experts to Vietnam to exchange experiences with Vietnamese colleagues give treatment to poor Vietnamese children. The Israel-based humanitarian organization has since 1996 conducted heart operations for 1,400 children in 24 countries and just recently successfully operated on a Vietnamese child with heart disease.