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Mohamed’s Timely Heart Repair

Photos by Scott Streble   We met 2-year-old Mohamed in Coimbatore, India, 2 months after his heart surgery. He was on his way to becoming the active toddler he is today, busy playing and with a healthy appetite. His timely surgery helped him recover quickly and keep up with other children his age. Although Mohamed’s … Continued

Newborn Screening Recommendations for Heart Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Photo by Scott Streble   Children’s HeartLink, together with our partners from the Newborn Foundation and the Government of the Indian state of Kerala, recently published recommendations for implementation of newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. Critical congenital heart disease refers to serious and life-threatening heart defects that need to … Continued

A Message from Children’s HeartLink

Dear Friend and Supporter, We are living in tumultuous times. With the global coronavirus pandemic and the changing economy, there is a great deal that is out of our control. The senseless killing of George Floyd in the streets of our hometown of Minneapolis has rightfully turned the attention of the world to the daily, … Continued

Inside Our Partner Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some hospitals fight COVID-19 by treating patients directly. Others don’t have COVID-19 patients but have to cope with the challenges that arose from the pandemic. The most common concerns we hear from our partners are providing timely access to care for children and also the morale of health care workers on their team.  Photo by … Continued

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