Sudan Refugee Gets Free Heart Operation in Israel

18-year-old Sudanese was recently diagnosed with life-threatening heart defect that required catheterization.

A Sudanese refugee on Wednesday underwent a cardiac catheterization in Holon's Wolfson Medical Center.

Jamal Mohamed, 18, was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening heart defect in Soroka Medical Center and required the insertion of a device with an umbrella-like mechanism in his heart.

The operation was financed by Save a Child's Heart, an Israeli-based project that has financed treatments for 2,100 children from 35 countries in the past 13 years.

Most of the children were from the Palestinian Authority and Iraq. Mohamed, who fled Darfur is the first Sudanese refugee to be helped by SACH.