Israeli physicians will provide heart surgery for children in Ukraine under a joint venture with a Ukrainian foundation.
The Aleksandr Feldman Charitable Foundation and Save a Child’s Heart launched a project Tuesday in Ukraine to provide urgent pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care that Ukrainian physicians cannot provide.
Feldman, a lawmaker, philanthropist and the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, said the project will begin at the Kharkov Regional Hospital for Children and then will be implemented in other regions of Ukraine. The project includes helping Ukrainian physicians raise their skill level.
Israeli physicians visited Ukraine at Feldman’s invitation.
Save a Child’s Heart provides urgent pediatric heart surgery for children from developing countries such as China, Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Jordan, Russia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine, as well as to children in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
The organization has treated more than 42 Iraqi children and 800 Palestinian children from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.