Andreas Tsakistos

Country Director, Brazil, China and Malaysia

Andreas Tsakistos is country director for Brazil, China and Malaysia. He also works with a public health prevention program in Ecuador that is focused on Chagas disease, an acquired heart disease. Before joining Children’s HeartLink in 2006 he worked with humanitarian aid programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Andreas had an international upbringing and as a child moved with his family to Kenya, England and several other countries. He has a B.A. in history and philosophy from Hamline University and an M.A. in international development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Andreas Tsakistos
+1 952-928-4860 ext. 12

The Need.


Congenital heart disease is the world's most common birth defect, affecting one in 100 children. Ninety percent of these children live where there is inadequate medical care.