UNSMIL / UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT MISSION IN LIBYA
The Russian American Children's Foundation partners with pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. William Novick. He and his non-profit medical teams have performed over 8,500 open-heart surgeries in more than 30 countries worldwide, including Russia.
RACF partners with the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance to send U.S. trained medical teams to parts of Russia where children are still dying from rare, but highly treatable, heart defects.
Recently, the United Nations World Health Organization has offered their support to Dr. Novick, who is launching a one-year national program in Libya to treat more than 400 Libyan children with heart defects.
Pictured above - Dr. Novick shakes hands with Dr. Jaffar Hussein, Head of the World Health Organization in Libya.
Read more in this article featuring Cardiac Alliance’s work in Libya, by United Nations journalist Abel Kavanagh.