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Uganda Heart Institute physicians and nurses visit Texas Children's Heart Center
Date:12/6/2013

l arrive for a visit in March. The UHI is a semi-autonomous institution of Mulago Hospital Complex and serves as a center for the provision of curative and preventive cardiovascular and thoracic medical services. The Institute's vision is to become a center of excellence in the care of heart and heart related diseases in the Great Lakes region of Africa and beyond. More than 300 children have received surgery since 2009.

For more information about Texas Children's Heart Center visit texaschildrens.org/heart .

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's, go to http://www.texaschildrens.org/Ventricular-Septal-Defect/. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Media Contact: Lindsey Fox, Texas Children's Hospital, (832) 824-2040,

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