While PCRF opened the first pediatric oncology department in Gaza this week, ten volunteers from Italy were at the European Gaza Hospital providing life-saving open-heart surgery for sick children with heart disease.

Led by long-time volunteer and surgeon Dr. Stefano Luisi, the team included pediatric cardiac surgeons Dr. Massimo Padalino, Dr. Ermanno Bellanti and Dr. Lorenzo Tua, anesthesiologists/intensivists Dr. Guido Di Gregorio, Dr. Eugenia Menin, and Dr. Alessandra Gadaldi, perfusionists Dario Fichera and Paola Dal Soglio, and coordinator Lorenzo Gatti.

PCRF is honored to be the main NGO in the world providing life-saving treatment and care for sick children in Gaza.