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Obama going to Ghana, where a Children's team cares for heart patients

President Obama’s trip to Ghana brings the West African nation into international headlines. For Children’s heart surgeon Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD, Ghana is home, and he has devoted himself and the efforts of a large team of volunteers – doctors, nurses, technicians and civilians – to caring for children with heart conditions in his native country.

Despite the fact that an estimated 90,000 children in the country have heart disease, there is not a single pediatric heart surgeon in the entire country. So Fynn-Thompson and the team bring everything with them that they need to evaluate, operate on and care for children who literally have no other option.

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