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.

Team EAHRP

We can save lives with your donation.

Donation account

Recipient: Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V.
Account number: 109 002 737 7 | Bank identification number: 860 555 92
SWIFT-BIC: WELADE8LXXX | IBAN: DE89860555921090027377
Sparkasse Leipzig

If you would like more information on this project, or if you are able to provide medical equipment, please send an email to help@eahrp.com

THE DOCTORS

PD Dr. Carsten Israel

PD Dr. Carsten Israel

Chief Physician at Ev. Krankenhaus Bielefeld Bethel

1986 – 1992Study of Medicine at Ruhr Universität Bochum
1992 – 1999Speciality training in internal medicine, Ruhr Universität Bochum
1993Doctorate
1999 – 2003Resident physician at Medical Clinic III – Cardiology, J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
2003Qualification as university lecturer at J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
2003 – 2009Senior Physician of Medical Clinic III – Cardiology, J. W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
since Apr 2009Chief Physician of the Hospital for Internal Medicine – Cardiology, Ev. Krankenhaus Bielefeld-Bethel

Clinical and scientific focus areas

Publications

Special functions in medical societies

Personal details

THE DOCTORS

PD Dr. Sergio Richter

PD Dr. Sergio Richter

Senior Physician, Dpt. of Rhythmology, Herzzentrum Leipzig

1996 – 2003Study of medicine at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
1999 – 2004Study of Romance philology, philosophy and history at Johann Wolfgang Goethe- University Frankfurt am Main
Aug 2001 – Okt 2001Fellowship at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Instituto Tropical Alexander v. Humboldt in Lima, Peru under the direction of Prof. Dr. E. Gotuzzo
20033rd state examination completing the study of medicine
Oct 2003 – Sep 2005Physician and research assistant at the Department of Cardiology of the Medical Clinic III of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Prof. Dr. A.M. Zeiher
Oct 2005 – Sep 2007Research Fellow in interventional electrophysiology at the Department of Cardiology of the OLV Hospital Aalst and UZ Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Belgium under the direction of Prof. Dr. P. Brugada
Oct 2007 – Jul 2009Resident physician and research assistant at the Department of Cardiology of the Medical Clinic III of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Prof. Dr. A.M. Zeiher
Aug 2009 – Aug 2010Resident physician and research assistant at the Department of Rhythmology of Herzzentrum Leipzig under the direction of Prof. Dr. G. Hindricks
since Sep 2010Acting senior physician at the Department of Rhythmology of Herzzentrum Leipzig under the direction of Prof. Dr. G. Hindricks
since Apr 2012Senior physician at the Department of Rhythmology of Herzzentrum Leipzig under the direction of Prof. Dr. G. Hindricks

Qualification

Expert medical opinions

Special functions in medical societies

THE DOCTORS

Dr. Claudius Matthias Douglas Hansen

Dr. Claudius Matthias Douglas Hansen

Cardiologist in private practice at the Heart and Vascular Center
(HGZ) and in-patient physician at Neu Bethlehem Hospital in
Göttingen

1987 – 1993Study of Medicine at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
Apr 1993Final Examination (State Board) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
Aug 1993 – Feb 1995I. Dept. of Internal Medicine Zentralkrankenhaus Bremen-Nord, Germany
Jun 1995Doctorate, Department of Cardiology Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
Mar 1995 – Dec 1998Dept. of Internal Medicine at the St. Josephs-Stift Bremen, Germany
Jan 1999II Dept. Dept. of Cardiology-Klinikum Kassel, Germany
Since 1999Member of the German Society of Cardiology
Oct 1999Final Examination; Speciality Board Internal Medicine
Sep 2001Final Examination; Speciality Board Cardiology
Oct 2001Assistant medical director, Prof. Dr. Med. Jörg Neuzner, Department of Cardiology, Klinikum Kassel, Germany
since Oct 2008Chief Cardiologist, Heart und Vascular Center Hospital Neu-Bethlehem, Göttingen

THE DOCTORS

Dr. Frederick Bukachi, PhD

Dr. Frederick Bukachi, PhD

 

Education

1981 – 1987(MB, ChB) University of Nairobi Medical School, Nairobi, Kenya
Chairman Association of Medical Students (AMSUN)
1991 – 1995(MMed) University of Nairobi Medical School, Nairobi, Kenya
Deputy Chief Resident
1998 – 1999Diploma/MSc in Cardiology (1999), Imperial College, London, UK
Convenor MSc class Journal Club
2000 – 2004(PhD) Umeå University, Sweden
continuation of MSc project, and in collaboration with Royal Brompton Hospital, London
lead Research Fellow on Left Ventricular function in the Umeå General Population Heart Study

Qualifications

Professional Accreditation

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Medical Board) full registration as:

Professional Organisations

THE DOCTORS

Dr. Gitura

Dr. Bernhard M. Gitura

 

Education

1991 – 1997(MB, ChB) University of Nairobi Medical School, Nairobi, Kenya
2003 – 2006(MMed) Internal Medicine, University of Nairobi Medical School, Nairobi, Kenya
2009 – 2011Cardiology Fellowship, All Indians Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Professional Accreditation

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (Medical Board) full registration as:

Clinical and Scientific focus

Publications

Special functions in medical societies

TEAM

Team Leipzig

 

Julia Fürstenhoff

 

Jörn Reichel

 

Team Bielefeld

 

Silke Fuhrmann

 

Christina Fiedler

 

Team Göttingen

 

Heiko Saathoff

 

Andreas Dormeyer

PARTNERS

Kenya Cardiac Society

The Kenya Cardiac Society is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization found in Kenya. Its aim is promote cardiac health and cardiac-related activities in Kenya. It was founded by the late Prof. Hillary Ojiambo and Prof. Peter Odhiambo, and eight members of the 1980 Kenyatta National Hospital Cardiac team. The society has since grown and is now a member of the World Heart Federation. It has more than 60 members, and has a wide variety of activities. KCS is best known for its collaborative programme with Mater Hospital and the Heart Walk held every September.

Quelle: Wikipedia | Stichwort Kenya Cardiac Society


Kenyatta National Hospital

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI in 1952. At that time the settler community were served by the nearby European Hospital (now Nairobi Hospital). It was renamed Kenyatta National Hospital -- after Jomo Kenyatta -- following independence from the British. It is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.

Kenyatta National Hospital has a capacity of 1800 beds and has over 6000 staff members. It covers an area of 45.7 hectares. The University of Nairobi Medical School, and several government agencies are located on the campus.

Quelle: Wikipedia | Stichwort Kenyatta National Hospital

HISTORY

January 2014

In January 2014 we implanted 38 pacemakers.


July 2013

Nairobi West Hospital.


Jan 2013

We implanted 36 pacemakers.


Jan 2012

We implanted over 40 pacemakers.


Dec 2010 | Jan 2011

We implanted over 30 pacemakers.

PRESS

Januar 2015 – german online article on mdr.de

Leipziger versorgen Kenianer mit Herzschrittmachern
January 2015


December 2014 – EAHRP-Newsletter

EAHRP-Newsletter
December 2014 (PDF, ca. 3 MB)


March 2014 – EAHRP-Newsletter

EAHRP-Newsletter
March 2014 (PDF, ca. 1 MB)


December 2013 – EAHRP-Newsletter

EAHRP-Newsletter
December 2013 (PDF, ca. 4 MB)


June 2013 – EAHRP-Newsletter

EAHRP-Newsletter
June 2013 (PDF, ca. 4 MB)


June 2013 – german article in the "Super Illu", Issue 23/2013

Was wären wir nur ohne diese Engel,
Super Illu, Nr. 23 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 900 KB)


May 29th, 2013 – german article in the "Wochenkurier Leipzig"
(german journal)

Koffer und Kisten für Afrika sind gepackt
Wochenkurier, May 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 200 KB)


April 2013 – german article in "Charakter – Das Göttinger Gesellschaftsmagazin" (german journal)

Das Herz am rechten Fleck,
Charakter, April 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 200 KB)


February 2013 – german article in "Hauptsache Gesund" (german journal)

Herzschrittmacher für Afrika,
Hauptsache Gesund, February 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 1 MB)

guests in the telecast "Hauptsache Gesund" on January 31st, 2013

February 25th, 2013 – german article in the "Göttinger Tageblatt" (german daily newspaper)

Göttinger Kardiologe ist Mitbegründer von „Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika“,
Göttinger Tageblatt, February 25th, 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 400 KB)


January 9th, 2013 – german article in the "Leipziger Volkszeitung" (german daily newspaper)

Engagement für den richtigen Rhythmus,
LVZ, January 9th, 2013 (PDF in German, ca. 300 KB)


Dezember 2012 – EAHRP-Newsletter

EAHRP-Newsletter
December 2012 (PDF in German, ca. 3 MB)


January 6th, 2012 – article in the Daily Nation

Five heart patients get new lease of life,
Daily Nation, January 6th, 2012 (PDF, about 3 MB)


December 29th, 2011 – German radio program "Herzschrittmacher für Kenia"


from radio station "MDR Figaro"

CONTACT

Write us a mail
Sicherheitscode

EAST AFRICAN HEART RHYTHM PROJECT
Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V.
Project manager
Julia Fürstenhoff
Scharnhorststraße 6
04275 Leipzig, Germany


+49-341-865 14 10
+49-341-865 14 60
hilfe@herzschrittmacher-fuer-ostafrika.de

Donation account
transferee: Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V.
account number: 1 090 027 377
bank code: 860 555 92
SWIFT-BIC: WELADE8LXXX
IBAN: DE89860555921090027377

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EAST AFRICAN HEART RHYTHM PROJECT
Herzschrittmacher für Ostafrika e.V.
Project manager

Julia Fürstenhoff
Scharnhorststraße 6
D-04275 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49-341 865 14 10
Fax +49-341 865 14 60
hilfe@herzschrittmacher-fuer-ostafrika.de

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