International
Children's Heart Fund

www.ichfund.org

8378 Chisum Trail
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

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Mission Statement

It is the hope and desire of the ICHF to promote the international growth and quality of cardiac surgery, particularly in children and young adults.  Its focus is to remain humanitarian in perspective, avoiding political, economic, and religious overtones.

Goals

  • The gradual shift from previously sponsoring indigent children and young adults, as well as those without access, to undergo free open-heart surgery in selected centers in the U.S.A.
  • Training and mentoring of medical and non-medical individuals in all aspects of the care and support of the open-heart surgical patient; both in the United States donor program and the developing host program.Mother Teresa.jpg (20143 bytes)
  • Recruiting and sponsoring U.S.A. open heart surgery teams to facilitate the development, support, or augmentation of similar teams in the host country.
  • Eventual establishment of U.S.A. based central headquarters to support clinical, educational, research and logistical systems.
  • To promote the concept of the disease specific product line of total care for cardiac related diseases.  This includes incidence, prevalence, prevention, promotion, screening, database development, diagnosis, and treatment.  Treatment strategies emphasize medical, interventional, and the gradual implementation of more complex cardiac surgical procedures in both lower and higher risk patients.

Programs & Projects

  • From 1980 thru 2000, over 50 patients from over 13 foreign countries underwent free open heart surgery in the United States at 3 different medical centers (St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.; University of Massachusetts' Medical Center; St. Vincent Hospital, both in Worcester, MA)
  • Over 25 selected and sponsored health care personnel have received additional basic and specialized medical training in the United States in the above mentioned hospitals.
  • On-site surgical missions (both solo and team efforts) have initiated, augmented, or updated programs in South Korea, Vietnam, Ecuador, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, China, Mongolia, India, Peru, Grenada, Senegal, Russia, and Myanmar; and established de novo programs in Haiti and Mauritania.
  • Visits, Lectures, Consultations and Cooperative efforts have totaled 64 countries over the past 38 years.
  • In fiscal year 2018-2019, Continuing Projects in Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, and Peru.
  • Special Projects

Countries
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Albania

Argentina

Australia

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Chile

China

Columbia

Costa
Rica

Cuba

Dominican
Republic

Ecuador

Ethiopia

France

Germany
 
Ghana
 
Grenada
 
Guatemala
 
Haiti
 
Hungary
 
India
 
Indonesia
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Ivory
Coast
 
Jamaica
 
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Laos
 
Liberia
 
Lithuania
 
Mauritania
 
Mexico
 
Mongolia
 
Myanmar
 
Nepal
 
Nicaragua

Nigeria 
 
Panama
 
Papua
New Guinea
 
Paraguay
 
Peru
 
Philippines

Poland 
 
Romania
 
Russia

El Salvador
 

Senegal 

Singapore 
 
Slovenia
 
South
Africa
 
South
Korea
 
Switzerland
 
Tanzania

Uganda 
 
Ukraine

Uruguay

USA 
 
Vietnam
  
Zambia
               
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