The Heart Fund, in partnership with the Didier Drogba Foundation, creates The Heart Mobile®: the first mobile cardiology clinic in Africa, providing access to quality cardiac care to the most remote communities.
Since their meeting in 2012, football player Didier Drogba, Ambassador of the United Nations Development Program, and Dr. David Luu, founder of The Heart Fund, have joined forces to develop an effective and economical solution to fight cardiovascular diseases, Including cardiac malformations affecting 1 in 100 children.
Traveling to reach isolated populations, the Heart Mobile® offers free screening for diagnosing cardiovascular disease. Engineers and physicians worked on the development of a mobile clinic, designed for Africa. The Heart Mobile® offers state-of-the-art, high-tech equipment:
- portable echocardiograph
- biological laboratory
- radiology room
- pulse oximeter
- telemedicine platform
- geolocation system
- system for the secure transmission and storage of medical data
The Heart Mobile® is an innovation in terms of medical care, health training and epidemiological research. The pilot program will begin its itinerary in Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan and will cross several regions of Africa to carry out the detection of children in schools and villages. It will make it possible to carry out a mapping of congenital heart diseases and to act as a mobile epidemiological observatory.
The Heart Mobile® initiative is supported by Nikki Cares et Philanthropy Capital.