10 months ago

Jamila Health Foundation gets footing at UM.

A University of Montana biology student from Afghanistan has founded a nonprofit foundation to fund heart surgeries in his country of origin...

where thousands of children are affected by congenital heart defects but few have the money for treatment.

The Jamila Health Foundation was founded and registered in January 2016 with the goal of raising money to send to children in Afghanistan who have a ventricular septal defect. The surgery to fix this defect, a hole in the heart, is invasive and expensive — something that most Afghan families cannot afford.

Enayat Nazhat, CEO and founder of Jamila, said the idea for the foundation came when he was visiting his family in Afghanistan.