In 1993 Dr. William Novick created a foundation to care for children with heart disease in the developing world. He had seen the disparities in healthcare provision between children in the developed and developing world and had a vision that every child born with heart disease should have access to the care they needed to live a long and healthy life.
As a pioneer in this field, he realized early on that helping local teams build and sustain a pediatric heart surgery service would be the only way to provide real hope to these many children and their families.
In the ensuing 20 years Dr. Novick and his teams worked in 46 cities in 32 countries, providing 7411 children with operations and medical care. Most countries received a sustained repeated pattern of assistance including 2 to 4 visits per year for at least 3 years, with 90% of such programs now performing independent pediatric cardiac surgery.
Over the years Dr. Novick recruited a group of clinical experts in the field of pediatric cardiac care who shared his passion and vision to help eradicate the suffering caused by congenital heart disease in the developing world.
In October 2014 this group of dedicated professionals came together in support of their natural leader and formed the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance. With a purpose and a vision consistent with Dr. Novick’s trajectory, the William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance will continue its work in any corner of the world where our services are needed.