MembersIsraeli Doctors Save Afghani Child

The Israeli NGO Save a Child’s Heart has provided life-saving surgery to children from across the Muslim world.

By Yossi Aloni |
Photo: Save a Childs Heart

But it experienced a first when a 14-month-old baby was brought from Afghanistan to Israel.

Like so many of the group’s young patients, Yahya was suffering from a congenital heart defect. Accompanied by his father, a poor florist, Yahya had been denied treatment in Pakistan and India by doctors who feared there was nothing that could be done to save the boy.

Desperate, Yahya’s parents contacted a relative who teaches English in the Afghani city of Jalalabad. She in turn contacted a US-Israeli citizen, Anna Mussman, who previously taught English in Afghanistan on behalf of...

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