Operations funded for five underprivileged children with heart defects

Since 2005, in African countries where Orange operates, we have been working to improve the health of children under 5 and mothers in difficulty.

With the support of the Orange Foundation, the association ‘Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde’ (heart surgery for children of the world) will fund the operations of five children with heart defects. The children have no access to such treatment in their home country due to the lack of technical and financial resources.
The children have great difficulty coping with their defects and often die prematurely. The operation gives them a new lease on life.

They can then be like other children of their age, and play, go to school, grow...
The five children suffering from heart defects are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Cameroon, where paediatric child surgery is not possible due to the lack of technical and financial resources.

The families of these children are also involved and will receive support throughout the programme. After all, having a child with such a disorder can have a huge impact on the family unit, both emotionally and financially.

The children will be cared for in Paris, Bordeaux and Tours.
The operations will take place between September and November 2016.