Mercy mission to Yemen saves baby’s life
Bringing a month-old critically ill baby to South Africa for specialised treatment was
his only hope for survival.
Our team travelled 15 935km to evacuate baby Yazan from war-torn Yemen, with the support
of the SA Department of International Relations and Cooperation, and our medical
aviation partner, Medair. After Yazan received life-saving corrective cardiac surgery at
the paediatric cardiac unit at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, he and his mother who
accompanied him were able to return home to Yemen to reunite with their family.