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 June 2017, 8,128 patients have been admitted to the Salam Centre.

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Females 4,206
Males 3,922

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

0-14 yrs. 2,233
15-25 yrs. 2,279
26-40 yrs. 2,211
41-65 yrs. 1,405


PATIENTS' ADMISSIONS BY AGE AND DISEASE

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) 1,384
0-14 yrs. 1,017
15-25 yrs. 253
26-40 yrs. 86
41-65 yrs. 28
Valvular Heart Diseases (VHD) 6,284
0-14 yrs. 1,214
15-25 yrs. 2,011
26-40 yrs. 2,077
41-65 yrs. 982
Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) 415
0-14 yrs. 0
15-25 yrs. 4
26-40 yrs. 25
41-65 yrs. 386
Other 45

 

PATIENT'S DISTRIBUTION BY COUNTRY

Sudan 6,935
South Sudan* 62
Afghanistan 34
Central African Republic 88
Democratic Republic of Congo 40
Eritrea 162
Ethiopia 178
Kenya 51
Rwanda 29
Sierra Leone 73
Tanzania 4
Uganda 87
Zambia 8
Nigeria 45
Iraq 78
Chad 98
Jordan 4
Somalia 46
Burundi 45
Djibouti 21
Zimbabwe 26
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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