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Volunteerism

February 1, 2023
Because Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgery care, CTSNet is taking it global and featuring five organizations from around the world that are supporting global surgical volunteerism, educational programs in underdeveloped medical settings, critical care in the midst of war, and more.
December 5, 2022
An inside look at the Salam Center, a completely free cardiac center in Sudan providing cardiac surgical care to people who cannot otherwise afford it. The center also works to foster stronger relationships through reciprocal healthcare between countries in an area marked by decades of conflict.
November 11, 2022
Before a Belizean hospital’s partnership with Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, local patients would have to travel out of the country for cardiac surgical care, which was cost prohibitive for many.
November 3, 2022
This includes videos from days four and five of the surgical mission to Ghana.
November 2, 2022
These videos show days two and three of the surgical mission to Ghana.
November 1, 2022
In September, a team from James Cook University Hospital embarked on their fourth Edwards Every Heartbeat Matters Arythmia Alliance cardiac surgical mission to Ghana, where they worked with medical professionals at University of Ghana Medical Center in Accra.
November 1, 2022
Follow along with the team on their fourth surgical mission to Ghana.
October 31, 2022
The history of surgical missions in Ghana and why they are important to cardiothoracic surgical care in West Africa.
August 27, 2022
Most surgeons practice in high income countries, even though the majority of the world’s population lives in low- or middle-income countries. There is a significant disparity between high-income and low-income countries in the number of both cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgeons.
June 8, 2022
In September 2015, the United Nations introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address persistent gaps in global health by 2030.

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