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Ten years of activity of the “Salam” Centre


Ten years ago, on April 19th 2007, we opened the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan.

It was the first completely free-of-charge Cardiac Surgery centre in Africa, and some people did not understand our reasons: “Why spend so many resources on highly specialised care, when you can die from a simple diarrhea in Africa?”.

Ten years later, we are happy with the road we took: we treated patients who would have had no other opportunity to be treated, and we chose to assert this idea that the right to healthcare belongs to every human being.