Eleven Children Travel to Israel for Life Saving Heart Surgery

ADDIS ABABA – An Israeli humanitarian Organization on Monday took a group of children from Ethiopia to Israel for life-saving heart surgeries.

Eleven children flew to Israel for surgery on Monday as part of a collaborative effort between the agency, Save a Child’s Heart and Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa.

Ambassador Aleli Admasu and Deputy Ambassador Fentay Alamu saw them off at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Monday evening

The two diplomats met the children and their family members accompanying them to wish them well, said the embassy, adding, “The children took-off with a big smile on their face enjoying the toys gifted to them.”

Five more children with heart problems will travel for Israel in the coming days for treatments with the support of Save a Child’s Heart.

Founded in 1995, Save a Child’s Heart works internationally to save the lives of children from countries where access to pediatric cardiac care is limited or nonexistent.

Based at the Sylvan Adams Children’s Hospital, the organization said it has saved the lives of more than 5,800 children from 62 countries.


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