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Revisiting the 60 Minutes Feature on our Salam Center in Sudan

Mariata Travelled from Sierra Leone to Sudan for surgery

Mariata travelled from Sierra Leone to Sudan to receive lifesaving cardiac surgery

This week we’re recognizing the one year anniversary of the 60 Minutes feature on our Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery outside Khartoum, Sudan. CBS’s 60 Minutes sent reporter Clarissa Ward to follow two young girls, Mariata and Sufiatu, as they traveled from Sierra Leone, where they were diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at our Goderich Pediatric Center, to our Salam Center in Sudan, where they would undergo cardiac surgery.

Perfusionist and EMERGENCY USA board member Kyler Hunter, who was working at the Salam Center as international staff during the recording, explains his role operating a heart–lung machine.

We are currently recruiting experienced cardiac specialists for our Salam Center in Sudan. If you are interested in providing free-of-charge high standard cardiac care to people in need, click here to learn about working in the field.

To help more children like Mariata and Sufiatu receive the lifesaving cardiac surgery they need