In partnership with the Didier Drogba Foundation, The Heart Fund has created The Heart Mobile®, the first mobile cardiology clinic in Africa; it provides access to high-quality heart care for the most isolated communities.
When they met in 2012, soccer player Didier Drogba, who is an ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, and The Heart Fund founder Dr. David Luu joined forces to create an effective and economical solution to combat congenital cardiopathies.
By going directly to the people, The Heart Mobile enables free screening of infantile cardiopathies. Engineers and doctors worked together to develop this mobile clinic, which was designed for Africa.
The Heart Fund innovates with the first mobile cardiology clinic in Ivory Coast, in partnership with the
Didier Drogba Foundation
It's very important for me to know that we are saving lives.
It's the most beautiful feeling.
— DIDIER DROGBA —
FOUNDER OF THE DIDIER DROGBA FOUNDATION
AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
THE HEART FUND AMBASSADOR
Overall population: 23 / 300,000
GDP per inhabitant: $1,595
Births per year: 667,000
Prevalence of CHD: 1 / 100
Number of CHD: 6,670
Prevalence of RHD: 2.8 / 1000
Patients with RHD: 65,200
Annual mortality due to RHD: NA
Prevalence of HTA: 334 / 1000
Patients with HTA: 780,000
Cardiac surgery center: 1 / 23,300,000
Heart surgery: 1 / 7,700,000
Cathlab: 1 / 23,300,000
Cardiologist: 1 - 388,300 (60)
populations with cardiovascular disease
campaign in 10 countries
The First Heart Mobile
is building and will start The Heart Road on december 2015
20 000 patients
dépistés en Afrique
of congenital cardiopathies through a mobile epidemiological observatory