The Mitral Foundation has a long standing relationship with the medical community in the Dominican Republic. This has to lead to multiple medical missions, and is a relationship that will help Dominican patients for years to come.
Our work in the Dominican Republic also includes equipment and supply donation and organized medical conferences.
May 2019 Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic
In May, the Mitral Foundation team and Dr. David Adams traveled to the Dominican Republic, where – working with local pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons – they successfully treated eight children suffering from severe heart valve disease. The team documented the story of one such patient, a 16-year-old Haitian girl named Naika, whose mother carried her into the hospital just days from death.