Save a Child's Heart is an international humanitarian project providing life-saving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from dozens of developing countries, regardless of their race, religion, or financial situation. SACH offers all of its varied services at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel.
SACH is also dedicated to improving the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries and creating centers of competence in these countries.
- Bringing children from developing countries to Israel for treatment at Wolfson Medical Center, as well as providing full pre- and post -operative care at the SACH children’s home in Azur;
- Providing a comprehensive outreach training program for the medical personnel from partnering countries in Israel;
- Holding pre-operative and follow-up clinics
- Leading medical missions to partner countries for screening, operating and training.
SACH patients, infants to teenagers, come from all over the world: St. Vincent and Ecuador in the American Continent to China, Sri Lanka and Vietnam in the Far East; from Russia, Moldova and Ukraine to Ethiopia and Zanzibar; to Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Authority – 36 different countries to date.
Since its inception in 1996, the SACH medical team has examined and evaluated over 5,500 children. The numbers of cardiac surgeries performed by SACH has grown dramatically from 48 cases in 1996 to over 200 in 2009, and more than 2,200 children treated thus far.