Legacy and Core Programs.
Legacy Programs: Uganda, El Salvador and Romania
Core Programs: Jamaica and Bolivia
In 2009, we developed a strategy to increase the number of children we are able to help every year. The creation of Core Programs maximized our capacity to treat more children. Within these Core Programs was the mandate to strategically develop sustainable pediatric cardiac programs and regional centers of excellence. A criteria for selection was established. To be considered a Core Program, all four criteria must be met. Currently, our Core programs are Jamaica and Bolivia. They are in the process of moving toward Legacy status.
A Gift of Life International Legacy Program is a Core Program which succeeded. The Legacy Program designation acknowledges that a pediatric cardiac program has the full backing of its government and hospital, the team has been fully trained, equipment and facilities have been dedicated for use solely by the program and that they are now regularly and sustainably treating their own children. We are proud to announce that our programs in Uganda, El Salvador and Romania have now been moved to Legacy status.