“In SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, hundreds of thousand children with heart diseases, cannot access to Open-Heart Surgery and consequently their physical conditions will worsen steadil yup to untimely death”.
1. The first International Conference of the Ivoirian Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (SICTCV) was organized from May 8 to 10, 2019, in Abidjan, with a group of team lead surgeons from West and Central Africa.
The topic of this first International Conference was: “Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Côte d’Ivoire from 1977 to 2018: Progress and Outlook”. The main aim of this conference was to share the forty-year-experience of Côte d’Ivoire with African surgeons, leaders of surgical teams to look for means for the improvemen tof thoracic and open-heart