HEART TO HEART PROGRAMME
A collaboration between Sarawak Heart Foundation and Sarawak Heart Centre.
The Heart To Heart Programme provides financial assistance for poor children suffering from critical heart disease to undergo medical or surgical treatment or procedures, including heart operation, in a hospital within Malaysia. The patients, recommended by the Heart Centre would, otherwise, have to wait for a long time to receive treatment. This initiative will ensure the patients get due attention and treatment and, at the same time, help to ease the backlog of cases at the Heart Centre.
Criteria of eligibility
- Patients who have a good life span. Priority to young children who are born with heart defects.
- The family’s monthly income is not more than RM2,000.00.
FREE HEALTH SCREENING
A group project with Sarawak Heart Centre and Sarawak Health Department to increase public awareness on the dangers and tell-tale signs of heart diseases and the importance of healthy and active lifestyles to avoid heart disease.
The free health screening covers Body Mass Index, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol as well as health counselling.
SPONSORSHIP OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
An initiative to complement the upgrading of facilities and equipment in public hospitals for the recuperation and rehabilitation of heart patients.
WORLD HEART DAY
An annual event that is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.
The Foundation celebrates the event with “Walk-A-Mile” and various activities with the young and old, donors, and corporate sponsors.
GRANTS FOR RESEARCH
Another initiative to encourage and support hospitals, institutions of higher learning and professionals in the medical field to carry out research on heart-related diseases.