Danya's CEO to Speak at Save A Child's Heart Press Conference
Silver Spring, Maryland (January 22, 2014)—Save A Child's Heart (SACH), an Israeli-based nongovernmental organization, announced a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences-Black Lion Hospital (AAU-BLH) to perform heart surgery on 50-75 children from Ethiopia at Wolfson Medical Center in Israel over the next year. This MOU builds on a foundation relationship between SACH and the Children's Heart Fund that performed more than 300 pediatric heart surgeries in Israel throughout the past 15 years. It also expands on a relationship between SACH and Jimma University Hospital (JUH), which has served more than 50 children and includes building capacity at JUH.
SACH is an Israel-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is completely dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child's nationality, religion, race, gender, or financial situation. SACH also has provided advanced training to three Ethiopian pediatric cardiologists, one cardiac care physician, and a surgeon from Jimma University is currently in training with SACH in pediatric cardiac surgery. The MOU with AAU-BLH also includes support from SACH and Danya International in assisting to build long-term capacity for pediatric cardiac care within Ethiopia. This MOU also is supported by Ethiopian Airlines, which will be providing partial assistance to fly the child patients to Israel for surgery. Special thanks also go to the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Embassy in Israel for their sincere support.
A press conference will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa to announce this new phase of cooperation between SACH and AAU-BLH, as well as JUH, Ethiopian Airlines, and Danya International. Speakers will include Dr. Ahmed Reja, Chief Executive Director of the Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences-Black Lion Hospital; Dr. Abraham Haileamlak, Pediatric Cardiologist and Dean of the College of Public Health and Medical Sciences at Jimma University Hospital; Dr. Jeff Hoffman, CEO of Danya International and SACH U.S. Board Member; as well as former patients who have received life-saving heart surgery in SACH Israel.
About Danya International, Inc.
Danya International is dedicated to making an impact in health, education, and food security. Danya is a leader in providing technology-enabled solutions by using innovative communications, evaluation, and technology programs. Danya is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about the company, visit www.danya.com.