According to The Children’s Heart Foundation, nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Congenital heart disease is a common cause of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity among young children and adolescents in Africa.
Around 25% of children born with a congenital heart defect will need heart surgery or other interventions to survive.
Save A Child International, a children’s charitable organization in Atlanta, Georgia, is working to provide the necessary interventions needed by African children born with a congenital heart defect.
All Children Deserve a Strong Start in Life
Unfortunately, many children with a congenital heart defect who don’t have access to care and surgery pass away soon after birth or during infancy. Others survive, but they struggle with life-long health problems such as developmental delays, heart rhythm problems, stroke, or sudden cardiac arrest.
While we can’t change the prevalence of congenital heart disease, we strive to help more African children who need a lifesaving cure.
Since our establishment, we have been dedicated to caring for children with congenital heart disease. With the help of our volunteers, staff, and partner hospitals, we bring children with congenital heart disease and one accompanying parent over to the United States so that the child can get world-class health care for their condition. Throughout the years, we have helped numerous children get the care that they need, and that number is growing every year.
Fighting Against Congenital Heart Disease
At Save A Child International, we work tirelessly to ensure that the right resources are available to those who need them the most. From strategic partnerships to charitable donations in Georgia, we appreciate all of the support that we receive from our partnerships, volunteers, and donors.
Fighting congenital heart disease is big an undertaking but we are up for the challenge.
Looking to volunteer? Whether you want to assist in organizing our activities, help raise money for congenital heart defect research, or if you are willing to provide accommodation and logistics support for children and their parents when they come over for treatment here in the United States, let us know. There’s no right or wrong way to volunteer. It’s all about helping Africa’s children gain access to world-class care!