Children's heart team back in Ghana

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Mark Scheurer, MD, evaluates a child during a pre-surgical clinic in Ghana

For two years, a team of surgeons, physicians, nurses and volunteers has been going to the West African nation of Ghana to operate on and care for children with heart conditions that would otherwise go untreated.

The team started a blog in March 2008 so others could follow them on their adventure and have updated it each time they’ve visited since. They’re there now and are blogging about the children they’re seeing, the challenges they’re facing and the work they had to do to get the whole operation up and running.

Keep an eye on the blog while the team is away and read a story and watch a video detailing the mission and why it’s so important to Children’s cardiovascular surgeon Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD, a native of Ghana.