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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

Our New Partners from Alder Hey to use Holograms During Heart Surgery

Our medical volunteer partners from the USA, England, Canada, Japan and Singapore are among the most respected clinicians and researchers in their field. Our newest medical volunteers from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, are no exception. In June the Alder Hey team went to Qingdao Women and Children’s Hospital in China on their … Continued

Get to Know Veera Rajasekhar, In-Country India Consultant

Veera: My profession advocates for “helping people help themselves” Veera’s first visit as Chilldren’s HeartLink’s in-country India consultant to our partner hospital Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh   What does a typical day at work look like?  Since I work from home, my work day is very flexible. My work revolves … Continued

Get to Know Bobbi Morris, Events Manager

Bobbi recharges by camping on the North Shore of Lake Superior   Tell us a little about your background and why it led you to Children’s HeartLink. My background is in meeting, conference and exhibit hall planning, along with producing fundraising walks and galas. Before Children’s HeartLink, I worked at two other nonprofit organizations and … Continued

Get to Know Adriana Dobrzycka, Country Director

Adriana and her family on vacation in Lebanon   What does a typical day at work look like? My days are about continually learning how we can best support our partners and medical volunteers to create change in lives of so many children – it’s incredibly energizing! Here are some other things I do on … Continued