Project Pacer International is a Boston-based, non-profit organization, dedicated to the provision of modern cardiac therapy to indigent patients in the developing world. Our group has been active since the mid-1980s and organizes medical missions in response to invitations from our partner physicians in the developing world.
Project Pacer is funded by contributions from individuals and charities. In addition, our ability to provide high technology treatments such as pacemaker and defibrillator implants, and catheter-based therapies (angioplasty, valvuloplasty, ablation of arrhythmias) is dependent on contributions from individual donors and key corporate supporters.
Our longest lasting relationship has been in Cochabamba, Bolivia where we recently finished a successful mission in February 2017. Teams have visited several sites in South America (Paraguay, Ecuador and Argentina), Africa (Morocco, Ethiopia and Kenya) and India (Delhi, Chandigarh, Meerut, Ludhiana, Chennai, Kochi).
In addition to providing cardiac care to the poor, a large part of our mission is to educate our colleagues and to expose US-based students and medical residents to unique educational opportunities. Project Pacer trainees interact with, and learn from, physicians and trainees in the developing world and this bi-directional learning has been of great mutual benefit.
Delhi, Chandigarh, Meerut, Ludhiana, Chennai, Kochi, India