The bursaries for 2020 sponsored by Beating Hearts Malta have been awarded to the healthcare professionals that had applied for them.
As announced last year bursaries will be awarded every year. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most courses and conferences have been cancelled or postponed due to travelling and other restrictions so BHM received less applications then last year.
The bursaries, sponsored by NGO Beating Hearts Malta (BHM) enable doctors and other healthcare professionals to attend international congresses, courses and conferences in paediatric and adult cardiology and cardiac surgery.
By investing in the younger generations of doctors and other healthcare professionals, Beating Hearts Malta aims to help improve the quality of care delivered to adults and children born with congenital heart disease.
Beating Hearts Malta is an independent non-profit foundation founded in December 2011.
Its main objective at the outset was to provide support and encouragement for all adults and children with congenital heart disease as well as their partners and families through sharing personal experience and knowledge.
Over the years, the NGO has purchased specialised medical equipment needed for the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease patients and patients with other heart disease who are receiving care at Mater Dei Hospital.
The bursary was presented at Mater Dei Hospital to Ms. Maria Farrugia by Dr Caruana, a BHM Trustee, and BHM president Prof. Victor Grech.