A delegation of pediatric cardiologists from the Hadassah Medical Center and two other Israeli hospitals, under the auspices of the Israeli Health Ministry, spent 10 days in China operating on 21 children with heart problems. Covering a region of 70 million people, they took the opportunity to train local medical staff in the latest catheterization techniques and visited children who had previously been operated on in Israel. In addition, they identified other Chinese children with complicated medical problems who would need to be brought to our Hadassah Medical Center for treatment.

Aside from dealing with cardiac problems, the physicians gave lectures to local doctors and nurses on emergency medicine and trauma treatment.