Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre is run and managed by the Italian based humanitarian organisation EMERGENCY.
Since April 2007, the Centre provides high standard, free of charge paediatric and adult cardiac surgery.

Our patients

From April 2007 to December 2017, 8,412 patients have been admitted to the Salam Centre.

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Females 4,356
Males 4,056

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

0-14 yrs. 2,345
15-25 yrs. 2,369
26-40 yrs. 2,268
41-65 yrs. 1,430


PATIENTS' ADMISSIONS BY AGE AND DISEASE

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) 1,457
0-14 yrs. 1,071
15-25 yrs. 264
26-40 yrs. 92
41-65 yrs. 30
Valvular Heart Diseases (VHD) 6,493
0-14 yrs. 1,272
15-25 yrs. 2,089
26-40 yrs. 2,128
41-65 yrs. 1,004
Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) 416
0-14 yrs. 0
15-25 yrs. 4
26-40 yrs. 25
41-65 yrs. 387
Other 46 


PATIENT'S DISTRIBUTION BY COUNTRY

Sudan 7,150
South Sudan* 66
Afghanistan 34
Central African Republic 92
Democratic Republic of Congo 40
Eritrea 169
Ethiopia 184
Kenya 51
Rwanda 29
Sierra Leone 76
Tanzania 4
Uganda 99
Zambia 8
Nigeria 51
Iraq 78
Chad 104
Jordan 4
Somalia 51
Burundi 54
Djibouti 26
Zimbabwe 28
Senegal 4
Burkina Faso 2
Cameroon 1
Liberia 1
Philippines 1
Yemen 1
Italy** 4*

 

* Patients from South Sudan - previously included in Sudanese patients - have been counted separately since 2012.

** Italian citizens temporarily resident in Sudan.

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