RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
PCHF consistently supports findings and research on Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), its surgical interventions and pediatric care. Learn more here.
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.