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Impact Report 2022

Dr. Samaa Akhtar wrote this report under Dr. Faisal Cheema and Farhan Ahmad’s patronage. Dr. Faisal Cheema, MD is the Chair of the Research Advisory Board at PCHF. He is also the Director of Research at HCA Research Institute and Associate Professor of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, UH College of Medicine, USA
This report provides an overview of the impact of partnerships with health-based NGOs in Pakistan. These include partnerships for
We emphasize the need for value-based CHD health systems, as illustrated through PCHF’s key performance indicators for the financial year 2021. Concluding with recommendations for future CHD health system strengthening.
By: Dr. Samaa Akhtar

PCHF’s publication in Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR):

Abstract: Infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and pneumonia, account for almost half the global burden of premature death in children in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC). The persistent global response has helped reduce this ratio substantially over time. This should redirect the call to action towards non-communicable diseases. Pediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) can be cited as one of the leading causes of avertible mortality in Pakistan. One of the main reasons is the inability of patient families to access timely surgical treatment.

Read the complete article on Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health’s journal page


In-patient care: the total number of surgeries and interventions per annum in the last 5 years


In-patient care: the spectrum of congenital heart diseases at pakistan children’s heart foundation in the last 5 years


In-patient care: the distribution of patients according to age group in the last 5 years


In-patient care: geographical distribution of patients by province in the last 5 years


In-patient care: the total number of surgeries and interventions per annum in the last 5 years


In-patient care: 5 year observed and unadjusted mortality rates


Surgical volume recovery at pchf after covid-19

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