The Heart 4 Nigeria, an event organized by 4 Breath 4 Life, to provide open heart surgeries for children whose parents could not afford the medical care they needed, took place on July 4th - 8th, 2022 at the University Teaching Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The event was a partnership between 4 Breath 4 Life and Healing Little Hearts, a UK-based charity that provides life-saving heart surgeries for children born with heart defects. The surgeries were performed by volunteer doctors from Healing Little Hearts, who flew to Nigeria to provide their expertise and care.
Lead Founder, 4 Breath 4 Life, Dr Olumide Oyefeso, said “My favorite moment in the trip is when i see a child happy and active after a successful surgery”.
During the intervention, a total of 8 surgeries were performed, giving hope and a chance at a healthy life to these children and their families.
Team Lead, Healing Little Hearts, Dr. Muhammad Nassar, said “There have been lots of improvements than the last time. There's better organization and the partners involved are much more supportive”.
The partnership between 4 Breath 4 Life, Healing Little Hearts and The University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, is an example of how organizations can come together to make a positive impact in the world. By providing medical care to those in need, they are helping to improve the lives of many and make a real difference in their communities.