Exceptional Honour at the UN

Two weeks ago an award was given at the United Nations that broke the pattern of much of their behaviour towards Israelis. As such it was a welcome indication that the organisation is not totally biased against them.

A baby heart patient from GazaBaby heart patient from Gaza

On 26th June, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented the United Nation’s ‘Population Award’ to Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) for its work providing free heart surgery to children in need all over the world. Hannah from Myanmar and Abdul from Zanzibar are just two of the children who have benefitted from life-saving surgery at SACH.


Hanah from Myanmar and Abdul from ZanzibarHanah and Abdul – two more SACH heart patients

SACH is Israel’s largest international humanitarian not-for-profit organisation. It was founded in 1995 at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, with a mission to improve the quality of paediatric cardiac care for children in developing countries and creating centres of competence in these countries. Thus it engages in surgery and care, education of doctors and medical missions to partner sites.

Since 1995 SACH has carried out life-saving surgery on 4,800 children from 56 countries, including more than 2,000 from the West Bank and Gaza and 300 from Iraq and Syria. SACH has also trained 117 doctors and clinicians.