The Invisible Child Call to Action in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, we call on governments, donors and medical professionals to assure the pandemic response does not have a negative effect on families and children with heart disease, and to prioritize the investment in robust, responsive health systems that can serve their needs. Children with heart disease and their families, especially the poorest among us, are … Continued

Children’s HeartLink on the Podcast “Heart to Heart with Anna”

Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy at Children’s HeartLink, was featured on the podcast “Heart to Heart with Anna,” a program devoted to the congenital heart defect (CHD) community. Bistra leads our advocacy strategy for children with CHD in low-resource countries and our global thought leadership strategy with governments and international development institutions.  … Continued

The Children You Help: Thanvika from India

Thanvika, 6 months after heart surgery. January 2020. Photos by Scott Streble   When Thanvika was born last summer, her parents had no idea that she had a heart defect. It was discovered a day after her birth when she had trouble breathing. Luckily, she was referred to our partner hospital in Coimbatore, where she … Continued

Training Our Global Partners During the Pandemic

Photo by Scott Streble   Children’s HeartLink stepped up remote engagement and training to ensure that our global partners get the support they need during this challenging time. They are determined to continue making progress and to improve the care they provide their young heart patients. Thanks to your support, in the last 6 months: … Continued