Many families in Senegal have no access to health care. Now, however, a big step has been made so that children with heart diseases can be cared for in situ. The first centre dedicated to paediatric cardiac surgery was inaugurated in 2017. In this country, Terre des hommes aims at two main goals: to facilitate the access to specialized care on the spot and to ensure transfers to Europe for the more complex cases of children with heart disease.
Oumar had a number of heart problems, which made surgery in Senegal risky. Following an operation in Switzerland, he is now in excellent health.
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