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 at UHI. We have also worked to engage the UHI Hospital Administration and the Ugandan Ministry of Heart who now annually support this program.

Accomplishments to Date:

1268 Children Treated
$3.51M Invested
28 Training Visits Conducted

Focus for 2020:

Empowerment of Ugandan doctors and nurses 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