Mauritania was where inspiration for the creation of the association SHARE took root: it was the combination of individual goodwill, headed by François Bourlon, and support from the Mauritanian health authorities which resulted in the National Centre for Cardiology being able to house a haemodynamic unit. The two critical factors for achieving this were:

- Training competent medical staff to welcome, diagnose and treat patients suffering from cardiovascular disease;

- Ensuring that the material resources necessary would follow to serve the medical staff on site on a long-term basis.

After convincing the Mauritanian authorities of the viability and sustainability of the project, François Bourlon welcomed doctors, catheterisation room managers and nurses to the Monaco Cardiothoracic Centre to provide them with training and make them self-sufficient in managing a haemodynamic unit in Nouakchott.


Actions implemented by SHARE for Mauritania :

Mauritanian residents received in France, Italy and Monaco

- 2002 : Dr Dada, cardiologist – Monaco

- 2008-2010 : Dr Fatoumata BARRY KANE, interventional cardiologist – Monaco

- 2009-2010 : Dr Abderahmane BAH, interventional cardiologist – Monaco

- 2010-2012 : Dr Horma OULD ZEIN, interventional cardiologist – France

- 2015-2016 : Dr Sidi Mhamed SOUIED AHMED, interventional cardiologist –Italy + Morocco

Ad hoc support for the purchase of consumables and small equipment

- Consumables delivered following a call for tenders (catheters)

- Sterilisation equipment following a call for tenders, with support from Monaco’s Office of International Cooperation and Children & Future

- Cardiac surgery equipment with support from Monaco’s Office of International Cooperation and Children & Future


Invitations to SHARE trainees for cardiology and interventional cardiology seminars

- EuroPCR in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

- Journées Francophones de Cardiologie in 2014

Medical missions on site

- 2005 to 2014 : ad hoc missions in Mauritania in Cheik Zayed + National Centre of Cardiology in Nouakchott - Dr F Bourlon

- 2010 Mission SHARE to validate support for sterilisation equipment + consumables for cardiac surgery - Dr F Bourlon, Dr J Marco, M Breheret, P Jolly)