Be a Heart Hero and help crowdfund life-saving surgeries for children with CHD.
The Children’s Cardiac Foundation of Africa is on a mission to raise funds needed for life-saving surgery for children who suffer from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
Consumers and corporates alike can help, no amount is too big or too small – all donations are welcome.
Visit our crowdfunding page to support today!
Fast Facts about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD):
- 1 in 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect.
- CHD is approximately 60 times more prevalent that childhood cancer and 25 times more common than cystic fibrosis.
- South African children born with CHD are placed on surgical waiting lists which can be up to 1 000 patients long. Without adequate financing, often this can result in years of waiting before they receive the surgical treatment they need, if there is still time.
- Despite the fact that CHD’s, once diagnosed, are mostly treatable, more than 3 000 South African children die or remain disabled each year while waiting for surgery. For the rest of Africa, there are an estimated 335 000 annual CHD births, half of whom will die within a few years of birth.