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As of today, the IMO Program has improved the health of patients in numerous countries through its contributions to major projects.
From cardiology services to equipment donations for education and sustainable healthcare, our program has helped make the following notable contributions:
Co-foundedUNICAR (Unidad de Cirugia Cardiovascular de Guatemala), largest heart institute in Central America(Guatemala City)
Helped perform and train for first open heart surgeries in Guatemala and Belize, as well as the firstheart transplant in Costa Rica
Helped open Central America’s only children’s burn hospital (San Pedro Sula)
Donated more than 6,000 computers to the Technology to Educate project, aimed at improving education in public schools across Guatemala
Bridged medical technology gap with communications portals between Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (Charlotte) and facilities in Guatemala City (UNICAR) and in Belize City (Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital)
Helped furnish, restore adult and pediatric Intensive Care Units in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
Donated cardiac catheterization laboratories throughout Central America
Created network of echocardiography stations in rural hospitals in Guatemala
We have helped touch the lives of thousands of patients in countries across the globe: