Dominican Republic

Healing Little Hearts in the Dominican Republic.

Country of Focus.

In 2020 we began a new partnership with CEDIMAT Hospital in Santo Domingo, continuing our efforts to develop a reliable treatment option for Dominican children with heart disease. We have now successfully conducted five training visits to CEDIMAT since the beginning of the global pandemic. During these five visits, 85 children have been treated. We look forward to healing more Dominican hearts in November 2021 and in early 2022. Our previous partnership with Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral provided hope to more than 160 children in need. We are grateful for the dedication and support of Gift of Life Rotary District 7980, the Rotary Club of Santo Domingo, The Rotary Foundation and the many partners which have helped to fund the Rotary Global Grants to support this program. 

Accomplishments to Date:

282 Children Treated
$635K Invested
15 Missions Conducted

Focus in 2021:

To provide pediatric cardiac care to Dominican children in need at CEDIMAT Hospital in Santo Domingo through three training visits and to continue these efforts into 2022. 

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Impact of Your Donation


Could provide regular exams following surgery


Could provide medicines needed to ensure a healthy recovery


Could provide 6 months of nutritional assistance prior to surgery


Could provide one year of nutritional assistance following surgery