We have some exciting news! Thanks to the Association des Français Fonctionnaires Internationaux de New York (AFFIN), we will hold our next event at the United Nations! The focus of the evening will be a panel of some of the amazing and inspiring doctors who volunteer with Surgeons of Hope.
They will discuss their experiences and answer any questions you may have. In addition to the panel, there will be a meet and greet with our team and a showing of a video that captures all of the wonderful work done by Surgeons of Hope.
The panel will include:
Emile Bacha, MD
(Chief, Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital)
(Executive Director, Surgeons of Hope Foundation)
Eva Cheung, MD
(Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Pediatric ECMO Columbia University Medical Center)
(President, Association des Français Fonctionnaires Internationaux de New York and Moderator)
His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Mendoza Garcia
(Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations)
(Mended Little Hearts National Steering Committee Member, MLH of Long Island Group Coordinator)
Her Excellency Mrs. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro
(Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations)
The event will take place on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6 PM in conference room 8 at the UN Headquarters (46th Street and 1st Avenue).
Your support means everything to us.
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New York, 1st of March
French-American start-up Invivox.com and the New York based foundation « Surgeons of Hope » are delighted to announce their partnership in the field of Medical Education.
Since its inception in Sept 2016, Invivox offers the global Medical community the possibility to connect on its platform in order to find practical training with another doctor (expert in his/her field). Invivox is referred to as the ‘airbnb’ of continuing medical training.
Surgeons of Hope sponsors surgical teams to travel to developing countries and operate on children, equipping and supplying the local hospital as needed. While there, the teaching team works in collaboration with the local medical team to provide training in and access to modern procedures. That training provides the seeds for sustainability.
“In addition to medical education, the Experts trainers on Invivox willing to support the Surgeons of Hope Foundation now have the possibility to donate the revenues of the trainings to the Foundation. By doing so, they offer their financial contribution to the medical training of their colleagues in developing countries” adds JulienDelpech, CEO of Invivox.
According to Charles-Edouard Catherine, executive Director of Surgeons of Hope, “Invivox and Surgeons of Hope clearly have a lot in common. We both focus on Medical Education, we have the same audience, and we both want to create synergies between Doctors who simply want to share their valuable knowledge. This partnership is a perfect fit!”
INVIVOX is a global medical platform that connects medical experts and practitioners to offer practical on-site training (in the operating room) on a one-on-one basis.
About SURGEONS of HOPE
It is an unconscionable loss that a child dies anywhere in the world from a heart defect due to lack of resources for proper care, when a child living in the most remote area of the U.S. with the same heart defect would be easily cured. SoH seeks to narrow that disparity by living up to its motto: “It’s Not What We Bring. It’s What We Leave Behind“. SoH sponsors surgical teams to travel to developing countries and operate on children, equipping and supplying the local hospital as needed. While there, the teaching team works in collaboration with the local medical team to provide training in and access to modern procedures. That training provides the seeds for sustainability…”What We Leave Behind”. Where appropriate, we also construct, equip, and supply a modern Surgical Center in that country to serve as an educational surgical unit for the surrounding region. In short, we are curing, training, and building as a key to narrowing the medical resource gap between the developed and the developing nations.
Invivox : Julien Delpech, CEO : email@example.com
Surgeons of Hope : Charles-Edouard Catherine, Director : firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 was a truly amazing year of growth for Surgeons of Hope! February brought our first mission to Costa Rica, an impressive success that heightened our presence in Central America. In Nicaragua, the local medical team is now performing four surgeries per week on their own. Since its opening just three years ago, our new Pediatric Heart Center of Nicaragua has come a long way. In addition to teams from the US, we’ve brought teams from all over the world, including Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, and Colombia.
Overall, 16,000 children have been screened by our teams in Nicaragua and in Costa Rica, of whom more than 400 have been operated on. The positive impact on those children’s families is significant at so many levels, but the common denominator isSurgeons of Hope.
Tomorrow, Pr. Dominique Metras will lead our last mission of the year, this will be his third trip to Managua. This mission is funded by a generous grant from our partner, Let it Beat Foundation. 10 Children will be operated on in collaboration with the local team, and dozens of patients will be screened.
We have gained momentum thanks to your support, saving more children this year than in any prior year. Thanks to your generosity, we expect that number to grow in 2017. We are deeply grateful for your spirit, dedication, and commitment to Surgeons of Hope. We are excited and ready for what the future will bring, with your help!
Your support means everything to us. The children of Latin America thank you! Donate to Surgeons of Hope and go to Carnegie Hall!
(The winner will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, November 30)
Today is #WorldHeartDay; a day to spread awareness of cardiovascular disease.
It is unconscionable that thousands of children around the world still die from treatable heart defects due to lack of resources. These children deserve to be given a chance to live and show the world their astonishing talents!
Mackinzie Kline, an American female golfer started out her athletic career as a teen sensation. She ranked number one in the world according to the Junior Amateur Ranking at the mere age of 14. It’s hard for one to believe that she was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a heart defect where the heart has only one ventricle. Without corrective surgery, most children with Heterotaxy syndrome and significant heart problems will not survive beyond the first year of life. For someone who lives with 80 per cent of the average person’s oxygen and has no aerobic capacity at all, a life in sport would not seem to be the obvious choice. But Mac has been a golf fanatic ever since she was first introduced to the game at the age of five, by when, according to her original prognosis, she should theoretically have died.
Thanks to your support, we can provide hundreds of children with the same opportunity each year. Thank you!
In this video, you will discover Holman’s story, one of our former patients. He received heart surgery in 2009. A few months ago, he had the opportunity to reconnect with the cardiologist that helped save his life. Now Holman studies medicine in Managua, he is the first of his family to go to college!
Surgeons of Hope has been leading a global fight against heart disease for 15 years. Our teams saved hundreds of children like Holman! Celebrate this anniversary and our work! Thanks to an anonymous donor, every donation will be matched per dollar until December 31, 2016.
Surgeons of Hope is a 501c3 registered organization based in New York
It is an unconscionable loss that a child dies anywhere in the world
from a heart defect due to lack of resources for proper care, when a
child living in the most remote area of the U.S. with the same heart
defect would be easily cured. Surgeons of Hope seeks to narrow that
disparity by living up to its motto: “It’s Not What We Bring. It’s What
We Leave Behind”.
Interns report directly to the Executive Director
Our Intern will help organize and implement our fundraisers. It is
important the applicant be organized and have an eye for detail.
Previous experience in development or special events preferred.
Our intern will also help us look for potential grantors and large
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
* Assisting with data entry and administrative tasks associated with the
* Assisting with event invitation, program, and registration materials
* Help manage donations and acknowledgements & interact with donors
Applicants should possess excellent oral and written communications
skills, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for humanitarian work.
working with Microsoft Office is necessary; experience with eTapestry is
Applications are for the fall session, with a commitment needed for
September – December.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter outlining your
experience, interest, and availability to:
Applications will be accepted until midnight July 31, 2016.
For more information about Surgeons of Hope, visit
Education Level: BA Degree preferred, Junior/Senior Undergraduate
students welcome to apply
This is a very special year for Surgeons of Hope as we celebrate 15 years of helping young hearts in Latin America realize their full potential. Thanks to you and your support we are now able to connect with more families and make a bigger difference.
At this moment a surgery team from Madrid (Spain) is performing in Managua. 9 children will receive heart surgery. The first patients are doing wellOur hope for continued success is in your hands as we look forward to many more years of delivering hope to those who need it most.