Healing Little Hearts in Uganda.

Legacy Program.

The Gift of Life International initiative to develop sustainable pediatric cardiac programs in emerging countries began at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) in 2009. Since then, we have upgraded essential equipment, facilitated training by world-class healthcare professionals, installed a telemedicine system and provided supplemental supplies and medicines to support reliable and sustainable surgeries and catheterizations at UHI. We have also worked to engage the UHI Hospital Administration and the Ugandan Ministry of Heart who now annually support this program.

The pediatric cardiac program at the Uganda Heart Institute is a Gift of Life International Legacy Program which is providing care to children with heart disease on a sustainable basis. 

Additionally, we have partnered with Dr. Craig Sable and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC to address the Rheumatic Heart Disease(RHD) crisis in Uganda. More than 100,000 children have been screened for RHD and over 1,000 of these children receive monthly penicillin injections to prevent advanced RHD. 

Accomplishments to Date:

3,747 Children Treated
$3.51M Invested
28 Training Visits Conducted

Addressing the Rheumatic Heart Disease Crisis.

What Is RHD?

Preventing RHD

The Deadly Link

Focus for 2021:

Empowerment of Ugandan doctors and nurses to continue to provide care on a sustainable basis and continue RHD Research and Treatment


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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