A team of American heart surgeons conducted 35 complex open-heart operations on children at Benghazi Medical Center over the past three weeks.
The medical delegation from Novick Cardiac Alliance specialized in treating cardiac deformities in infants and young children. They visited the facility for 21 days before concluding their mission on Monday, according to a statement from Libya’s Medical Services Support Agency published on Facebook on Tuesday.
The agency said hosting the Novick team aligns with its strategy to build domestic capacity for specialized healthcare rather than continue sending patients abroad for treatment.
The Benghazi program aimed to transfer skills to local surgeons while providing life-saving surgery to children suffering from congenital heart defects who otherwise may not have access to such critical care.