Africa Outreach: Helping Kids in Uganda with Heart Disease
Monday, February 11, 2013
For the next week, we’re going to have guest posts from members of our Cardiology team who are in Uganda.
For the last 15 years, Cardiologist Craig Sable, MD, has been leading a team from Children’s National to bring much-needed care to children in Uganda. Many of the children there have congenital heart defects that we would consider “minor” in the United States, where children would have these problems fixed early in life. But that’s not really an option for children in Uganda and other African countries. Treatment is delayed, which causes more complications.
Dr. Sable and some of the team members will share stories from their trip and post photos of the work they’re doing. Check back for updates throughout the week.In the meantime, here are some highlights from last year’s trip to Uganda.
About the Expert
Craig SableDirector, ECHO Program and Telemedicine
Craig Sable, MD, is director of echocardiography and pediatric cardiology fellowship training and medical director of telemedicine at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine.