A case of peritonitis or pulmonary tuberculosis can still be fatal in some Tibetan provinces: the high costs of medical care often force families to draw on traditional medicine; hospitals are not equipped to carry out specialised interventions.
The doctors engaged with the health projects of ASIA, increasingly report cases of serious heart diseases or congenital malformations that have an urgent need of action in order to be resolved.
After a local doctor with proven experience has reported such cases and with the approval of a technical surgery committee, we take care of the children, making sure that they are transferred to a specialised hospital in Italy where they are operated and spend the period of recovery in well-equipped facilities.
Supporting the right to a proper health care for Tibetan children, we set up the Surgery for Living fund, where everyone can participate with a voluntary contribution. Join the project