The Birth Defect that Causes the Most Deaths is Not Visible
Pediatric cardiac care is not luxury treatment. It is lifesaving care deserved by all children in need. Increasing access to pediatric cardiac care is a lofty but achievable goal, grounded in health system sustainability and equity. It will save children’s lives.
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The Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda describes the burden of heart disease in children, outlines the barriers to improving access to quality care and provides examples of locally driven success. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target to end preventable child deaths cannot be achieved without due attention to children with heart disease. By 2030 it is predicted that heart disease and other congenital abnormalities will for the first time be among the leading five causes of child death.
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