Overseas Medical Missions: The Tenwek Heart Project
In November of 2008 and yearly since, Dr. Liske has led a cardiac team to Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya, East Africa. This team is comprised of physicians and staff from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and other surgical centers. We receive logistic and financial support from World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse. Cardiac surgery is performed on 20 children and young adults each trip, and approximately 100-150 patients are seen in a clinic setting, providing life giving care to those who would have not received it otherwise. Drs. Bremer and Liske continue to support this ongoing effort. We are grateful to the families and institutions who have helped with this project.