Children’s HeartLink trains and mentors medical teams in underserved parts of the world to diagnose and treat children with heart disease. We believe this is the best way to make a lasting impact in parts of the world where there are so many children with heart disease and so few pediatric cardiac specialists. Founded in 1969, Children's Hospital currently supports partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect. One in 100 children are born with a heart defect, and 90 percent of these children live where there is inadequate medical care.
Last year our medical volunteers trained over 1,700 doctors and nurses, and over 74,000 patients were served at our partner hospitals.