A SMALL STEP FOR US,
A GIANT LEAP FOR THE PEOPLE
IN EAST AFRICA.
Providing pacemakers for East Africa, the project Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V. is a private initiative and registered non-profit organization with the goal of helping people with cardiac disease in East Africa. People in Africa are still among the poorest in the world and depend on our support.
This project is headed by the physicians PD Dr. Carsten Israel (Chief Physician, Ev. Krankenhaus Bielefeld Bethel), PD Dr. Sergio Richter (Senior Physician in Rhythmology, Herzzentrum Leipzig) and Dr. Claudius Hansen (practicing cardiologist at the Herz- & Gefäßzentrum Göttingen [HGZ]). The administrative and organizational activities are overseen by Julia Fürstenhoff, who is also employed at the Herzzentrum Leipzig. Permanent team members include Jörn Reichel (surgical nurse in Leipzig), Heiko Saathoff and Andreas Dormeyer (surgical nurses in Göttingen), along with Silke Fuhrmann and Christina Fiedler (employees at the heart catheterization lab in Bielefeld). The project’s focus lies in the organization and performance of pacemaker operations in Kenya. In addition, the non-profit organization invests in supplying provincial hospitals in East Africa with ECG equipment, monitors, and external defibrillators, as well as in on-site medical training for employees.
Our missions take place twice each year at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and at the Nairobi West Hospital. In the past four years we have been able to implant cardiac pacemakers in more than 250 patients.
We can save lives with your donation.
Donation accountRecipient: Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V.
Account number: 109 002 737 7 | Bank identification number: 860 555 92
SWIFT-BIC: WELADE8LXXX | IBAN: DE89860555921090027377
If you would like more information on this project, or if you are able to provide medical equipment, please send an email to email@example.com