Nidal Alkafarna - Open Heart Medical Mission
Join My Efforts to Save Lives in Nigeria!
Dear Friends and Family,
Great News! I have been invited by VOOM Foundation to utilize my skills as a Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant and serve in the May 2023 open-heart medical mission in Oraifite, Nigeria.
Our team will utilize our expertise to train and educate the local cardiac staff at the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital. We will also focus our care on indigent patients and those who cannot afford the high cost of open-heart surgery.
In 2013, there was not one single facility in Nigeria where you can get open-heart surgery. VOOM changed all that by partnering with local hospitals, providing infrastructure, equipment and supplies to restart the program. VOOM Foundation medical teams travel into the country several times a year with two goals...to teach and to serve those less fortunate. I am really looking forward to serving in this capacity.
I would love for you to consider joining me in this effort and contributing to my campaign.
(I have included a video below so you can see some
of the work of VOOM Foundation or you can visit VOOM Foundation's website.