Healing Little Hearts supports the treatment of children living in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd is pleased to support the charity, which was founded in 2007 by children’s Consultant Intensivist at Leicester’s Hospitals, Dr Sanjiv Nichani, who wanted to provide life-saving help for those without the resources to pay for healthcare.
The list of countries where children have benefitted from the expert volunteers including surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists and specialised children’s nurses includes: India, Tanzania, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius and now Romania.
Each team of specialist medics stay for one week and operate on between 10 to 12 children per trip. The charity also trains junior doctors and nurses in children’s heart care with the eventual aim of helping the centres to become more self-sustaining.
Since the beginning, Healing Little Hearts has successfully treated over 1,120 babies, children and young people, giving them a completely new life which would not have happened due to the severe shortage of specialists and hospitals able to treat children born with heart defects.