The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation’s Vision is to provide acceptable, attainable, available, accessible and affordable medical and surgical intervention to indigent children with heart disease on the African continent.
The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation for Africa has a three-fold mission:
- firstly, to successfully provide treatment for children on the African continent with correctable heart disease, especially those who would otherwise not have access to this life-saving intervention
- secondly, to offer training and development, upskilling and skills transfer to the doctors on the African continent
- thirdly, to participate in international research on the plight of cardiac children in Africa
The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals.
The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.