The Girl Who Waited 12 Years for Her Heart to Be Repaired

Photos by Scott Streble   Six months ago, Mythili (17) from India was so tired that she couldn’t walk or go to school. For 12 long years she waited for the heart surgery that restored her energy and her dreams for the future. She is preparing to join the 11th grade when her school (closed now … Continued

Cardiac Surgeons in Brazil Encourage New Partnerships with Children’s HeartLink

“We, the representatives of Brazil, have experienced firsthand the benefits of this partnership between Children’s HeartLink and our hospitals, with significant improvements in the quality of care we provide to our patients, increase in our multidisciplinary team expertise, as well as in the number of children treated,” say our three partners from hospitals in São … Continued

Our Partners Help to Reduce Infant Deaths in Kerala, India

Photo by Scott Streble The infant mortality rate in the state of Kerala in southwest India, has been reduced from 10 deaths to 7 deaths per 1,000 live births.* “We strongly believe that the work the state has been doing to address infant mortality from congenital heart disease, one of the leading causes of infant … Continued

Nurses Are Key to Improving Outcomes for Children with Heart Disease

by Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy at Children’s HeartLink We hear constantly how important nurses are. On this International Nurses Day, the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, and during the 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it’s important for us to not only talk about the importance of … Continued