A child who has been cured is a child who can grow without difficulty, play and run.
— DR CARMEN CREDICO —
The Heart Fund is developing the first pediatric heart transplant program in India because every child has a right to a heart of last resort
A NEW BREATH
In developing countries, lack of access to care leads to late diagnosis and irreversible complications that condemn the most vulnerable children very early.
A heart transplant is the only solution: it is an exceptional measure.
In India, 200,000 children are born with cardiac malformations each year; it is the country with the highest rate of congenital cardiopathies. In Kochi, The Heart Fund collaborates with expert teams at university hospital centers in the context of a pediatric transplant program.
From providing very specific surgical material to transferring skills, The Heart Fund takes part in a national public health mission that provides the hope of a new heart to hundreds of thousands of children on the waiting list.