Palestinian Children From Gaza Undergo Emergency Heart Surgery in Israel


A three month old baby girl from Gaza underwent life-saving heart surgery through the program Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) at Wolfson Medical Center

The little baby’s condition was extremely severe and without the needed heart surgery she would have not survived. Brought by Palestinian ambulance to the Erez Crossing, the baby was transferred to an Israeli ambulance and immediately brought to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

The Israeli team of doctors and nurses at Wolfson immediately received the baby and gave her the needed medical attention upon her arrival.

Simultaneously, two Palestinian children from the West Bank underwent open heart surgeries at the hospital. The two arrived to Wolfson and were diagnosed during the SACH free weekly clinic for Palestinian children. Seven children came to the clinic, among them two additional children from the Gaza Strip.

SACH is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child’s nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation.