Official Site

S.A.C.H Programme

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) exists today because of the vision, passion and boundless energies of the late Dr. Amram (Ami) Cohen. “An excellent surgeon, an inspiring leader, and a warm and caring person” – (we say never forget he is AN ISRAELI and The Children brought to Israel are treated at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon and hosted at the Children’s home in nearby Azor).

Since 1995, Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) claim:

– They have treated more than 2,500 children suffering from congenital and rheumatic heart disease aging from infancy to 18 years of age from the “four corners of the Earth” –  43 countries where adequate medical care is unavailable.

– 40% of the children who underwent cardiac surgeries are from Africa; 49% are from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco; 4% are from Eastern Europe and the Americas and 7% are from Asia.

– Annual number of children treated by SACH has grown dramatically from 48 cases in 1996 to over 200 in 2010.

At any given moment “there are thousands of children suffering from heart disease around the world who require their assistance”. (Course there are)

This is the propaganda from their website:

Ami was the driving force that created SACH and turned it into an important contributor to children’s health worldwide. Ami immigrated to Israel from the United States in 1992. He joined the staff of the Wolfson Medical Center and served as the Deputy Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, and Head of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.

In 1988, while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea, the head of the international organization, Save the Hearts approached Dr. Cohen. The organization was sending orphaned and indigent Korean children to western countries for medical care not available locally. Dr. Cohen was so impressed with the concept that he requested and received permission from his superiors to participate in the program. During the remainder of his time in Korea, he performed 35 pediatric cardiac surgeries.

Save A Child’s Heart came into being in 1995 when an Ethiopian doctor referred to him by a mutual friend at the University of Massachusetts contacted Dr. Cohen. He asked for Dr. Cohen’s help with two children in desperate need of heart surgery. From this beginning, SACH has repaired the hearts of more than 2,500 children from a wide variety of countries. Our greatest achievement is that all the children, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, or financial consideration are treated with finest medical care at the cutting edge of technology, provided by Save a Child’s Heart in cooperation with the Wolfson Medical Center. (Errr Israeli ….!)

Ami died in a tragic accident while climbing the Kilimanjaro Mountain in August of 2001. Ami’s passing left a painful void and deep sense of loss in the hearts of all who knew and worked with him. His life’s project, Save a Child’s Heart, transcends national boundaries and political differences, building bridges of peace and understanding between Israel and the nations of the world.

In His Own Words…
“…join us and together let us make the network to help children with heart disease globally big enough to be equal to the task. There is work for everybody. There are no dollars and cents in it, but it is worth a fortune.”  – Dr. Amram Cohen (Israeli)

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