Rotary International began funding Vocational Training Team (VTT) Teams in 2016. VTT is a group of professionals who travel to another country, either to learn more about their profession or to teach local
With the arrival in May, 2012 of Haitian children Elie Pierre (age 4) and Kurtis Petion (age 18 months), began a close affiliation between GoL NEO and Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Akron, Ohio.
Assiut University Hospital (AUH) in the Upper Nile Region of Egypt is GoL NEO’s first Developing World Children’s Heart Surgery Center. Dr. Ahmed Farouk, while a doctoral student at
Grace Agwaru (see photo below) is Rotary’s global ambassador for Gift of Life and Chair of District 9200’s Gift of Life East Africa. Their team has raised funds to support GoL in the same way as District 6630 (NE Ohio) has raised funds when
On August 26th, 2011 Dr. Mohsen Karimi lead a team of medical professionals from the United States to Mater Hospital, Nairobi to continue to aid in the development of its pediatric heart program and ongoing training of the medical team.
2012 began a new relationship with Akron Children’s Hospital’sGlobal Initiative team and St. Damien’s Hospital in Haiti. Two boys, Kurtis 16 months (left photo) and Elie 4-years old (right photo) had corrective open heart surgeries this April.
Ariel Vanegas was lucky enough to have been born in a hospital in Quito Ecuador in 2005 while a visiting pediatric cardiologist was lecturing on congenital heart disease. After the lectures, Dr. Kenneth Zahka of University Hospitals Cleveland was asked to look