Our Partner Nurse from China Helps Change COVID-19 Response in Italy

Senior nurse Menglin Tang from our Center of Excellence West China Hospital in Chengdu went with her colleagues to Italy in March, to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak. The Chinese expert team was sent to the epicenter of the outbreak in Italy, the Lombardy province. For two weeks they introduced Italian medical teams to China’s … Continued

ICHOM Standard Set for Congenital Heart Disease

Photo by Scott Streble   Published on April 28, 2020 We’re delighted to announce the launch today of ICHOM Standard Set for Congenital Heart Disease (CHDSS), created by the ICHOM Congenital Heart Disease Working Group of 30 leading physicians, measurement experts and patient representatives from 24 organizations in 15 countries. Children’s HeartLink is a co-sponsor … Continued

Our Centers of Excellence Offer Three Fellowships

Photo by Scott Streble   We’re happy to announce that three medical professionals, from Uganda, Haiti and Nepal, were selected to receive the Children’s HeartLink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Services for professionals from low- and middle-income countries. They will receive training at two of our Centers of Excellence: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, … Continued

Nurse Training in Coimbatore, India: A Photo Essay

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 The Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  These photos (by Scott Streble) were taken during our nurse training exchange with our partner in India, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial (GKNM) Hospital in Coimbatore–at the time the coronavirus outbreak was only being reported in China. Since then, life for billions … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Partners Save Baby Girl in India during Lockdown

  Ithika, her family and Dr. Vijay at our partner hospital in Coimbatore, before Ithika was discharged   This extraordinary story highlights the collaboration between two of our partner hospitals in India under difficult circumstances, in order to save the life of a child with heart disease. As India went into full lockdown to mitigate … Continued