Hospitals for Humanity is a nonprofit organization with a mission to decrease barriers to health care for people living in the least developed countries in the world. Founded by a Nigerian Doctor, Segun Ajayi who after several stint in medical practice in Atlanta Georgia, USA decided to save more African children who have been suffering and dying in silence due lack of funds to access proper diagnosis and correctional heart surgeries.
While addressing the Press men during the media briefing today at the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja, Dr Segun posited that their target is to perform an open heart surgery for 200 children nationwide. He said this will be done with no age limitation or age restrictions.
“Based on our findings we have discovered that most of Nigerian children with heart defects often suffer late diagnosis and treatment which makes their cases more complex and life threatening, he affirmed.
He further shared that they have just concluded first set of surgeries for more 10 kids and they are currently recuperating at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where they would be given adequate care until they are stable enough for to go back home with their parents.
“At present this initiative is not sustainable in Nigeria due to paucity of funds, and that automatically means more children with congenital heart diseases would die in Nigeria. Nevertheless, We are still optimistic towards its sustainability in Nigeria however, to achieve it we need sponsors, donors, partners and most importantly we are ever ready to work with other organisations that are willing to support this noble initiative in Nigeria” he alluded.