NOUAKCHOTT,

MAURITANIA

 

Mission 2014

In partnership with the Franco-Mauritanian Heart Association, The Heart Fund has enabled 11 children to be operated on for heart malformations, and 150 were screened at the National Cardiology Center. This is a first for Mauritania.

AFRICA

 

A national first: pediatric heart

operations in Nouakchott

MAURITANIA

We would like to thank our partner, The Heart Fund, and its president, for supporting us on this exciting mission.".

—  PR. MOHAMMED LY 
PRESIDENT OF THE FRANCO-MAURITANIAN

HEART 'ASSOCIATION
 

POPULATION

 

Overall population:     4,100,000

GDP per inhabitant:   $2,200

Births per year:          93,700

HEART DISEASES

 

Prevalence of CHD:                 1 / 100

Number of CHD:                      937

Prevalence of RHD:                 NA

Patients with RHD:                   NA

Annual mortality due to RHD:  NA

Prevalence of HTA:                  224 / 1000

HEALTH SYSTEM

 

Cardiac surgery center: 1 / 4,100,000

Heart surgery:                0

Cathlab:                          1 / 4,100,000

Cardiologist:                   1 - 370,000 (11)

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ACTIONS

Screening

of children with

heart defect

Cardiac surgery

for children with heart defects

Equipment

for heart transplant and diagnosis

Training
heath workers
 

RESULTS 2015

150 enfants

screened in

Nouakchott

11 enfants

opérated on

OBJECTIFS 2016

1 000 children

screened

50 children

operated on

Develop

a congenital heart disease reference center

Train

a cardiologist and a pediatric heart surgeon

IMPACT :

240

benefit directly and indirectly from The Heart Fund programs (patients, families, medical personnel)

PARTNERS

 

 

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