The Iraq Program

Heartbeat and La Chaine de l’Espoîr International (based in Paris) signed an agreement with Ibn Al-Bitar Hospital, a specialized center for cardiac surgery in Baghdad, to offer treatment to a number of Iraqi children affected by war and malnutrition. The program also offered training to the Iraqi staff at the department of cardiac surgery at Hotel-Dieu de France hospital. From 2011 to 2015, Heartbeat received and treated 114 Iraqi children and helped over 300 trainees expand their experience in pediatric cardiac interventions.
This program is a perfect example of the transfer of knowledge Heartbeat is proud of fostering in the region.