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Volunteer Stories: Story of Wang Haiyan

Our dedicated medical volunteer Jeff Paurus with Wang Haiyan, a nurse from China, that he trained 15 years ago   Our medical volunteers fly halfway around the world to help their peers from our partner hospitals treat children with heart disease. Meet our volunteer Jeff Paurus from Minnesota, a nurse educator, who has been training … Continued

Get to Know Kasia Grzywacz, Project Management Specialist

Kasia: I have been lucky to work with dedicated people Kasia and her family   What does a typical day at work look like?  The work I do for Children’s HeartLink is behind-the-scenes and can be summarized as keeping things running. I support our organization in functional areas such as HR, IT and facility management … Continued

Thank You for Your Support!

Hari from India shares his story about how his battle against heart disease has changed his life   On Friday evening, October 26th, 650 supporters stood with us to champion the cause of children who need medical care to survive and thrive. We were inspired by the generosity of those who chose to support our … Continued

Get to Know Andreas Tsakistos, Country Director

Andreas: Working at Children’s HeartLink affords me the privilege and opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging field    Andreas and his family on vacation   What does a typical day at work look like?  My days are spent staying in contact with our partners, emailing/WeChatting with hospital partners in China, Brazil and Malaysia; … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Vice President Discusses Congenital Heart Disease and Advocacy in The BMJ Blog

Our Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy Bistra Zheleva shares her observations about global health discussions during the UN General Assembly in September in the blog of The BMJ (formerly the  British Medical Journal), one of the world’s oldest medical journals. Children’s HeartLink President Jackie Boucher and Bistra Zheleva participated in the UN General Assembly meetings to … Continued

Updates on Our Work: Improving Patient Care in Partner Hospitals

Nurses enrolled in the first postgraduate training program at Hospital da Criança e Maternidade, Brazil   Your support made this summer and fall productive for our programs staff and medical volunteers. Here are a few highlights about our work to improve care for children with heart disease: Pediatric cardiac care nurses at our Center of Excellence … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Participates in UN General Assembly Meetings

Children’s HeartLink President Jackie Boucher was a panelist at the meeting hosted by the American Heart Association on September 25th, during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The General Assembly convenes in New York from September 18-28, 2018. This side event Time to Disrupt the Health Care System: Novel Solutions for Quality Care in the … Continued

Get to Know Ann Odens, Finance Specialist

Ann: A desire for fresh, meaningful work led me to Children’s HeartLink Ann and her family on vacation at the Grand Canyon   Tell us a little about your background and why it led you to Children’s HeartLink.  With degrees in public health, education and Spanish, my background includes working at the State Health Department … Continued