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      Archive: 8/7/2011
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        8/7/2011, Av 7, 5771

      Israel Medics Save a Child’s Heart in Tanzania


      A medical team from Israel’s 'Save a Child’s Heart' has successfully performed the first-ever pediatric open heart surgery in Mwanza, Tanzania and on the youngest child in the country. Laurencia Simon is four years old, the daughter of two farmers, and lives in a mud hut without electricity or running water. Two years ago she was diagnosed with congenital heart disease.