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 2016, 7,787 patients have been admitted to the Salam Centre.

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Females 4,017
Males 3,770

PATIENTS' DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

0-14 yrs. 2,158
15-25 yrs. 2,180
26-40 yrs. 2,086
41-65 yrs. 1,363


PATIENTS' ADMISSIONS BY AGE AND DISEASE

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) 1,366
0-14 yrs. 1,009
15-25 yrs. 248
26-40 yrs. 83
41-65 yrs. 26
Valvular Heart Diseases (VHD) 5,965
0-14 yrs. 1,147
15-25 yrs. 1,918
26-40 yrs. 1,964
41-65 yrs. 936
Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) 414
0-14 yrs. 0
15-25 yrs. 4
26-40 yrs. 25
41-65 yrs. 385
Other 42

 

PATIENT'S DISTRIBUTION BY COUNTRY

Sudan 6,669
South Sudan* 51
Afghanistan 34
Central African Republic 80
Democratic Republic of Congo 40
Eritrea 156
Ethiopia 177
Kenya 51
Rwanda 29
Sierra Leone 73
Tanzania 4
Uganda 76
Zambia 8
Nigeria 42
Iraq 78
Chad 77
Jordan 4
Somalia 45
Burundi 41
Djibouti 16
Zimbabwe 24
Senegal 3
Burkina Faso 2
Cameroon 1
Liberia 1
Philippines 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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