Heartbeat Vietnam funds life-saving heart operations for the most financially disadvantaged children in Vietnam.
With matching funds from provincial government organizations, and insurance coverage, the cost to a donor to save a child’s life with heart surgery is just 1,200 USD.
A recent study of heart surgeries in Vietnam estimates that there are thousands of children waiting at any given time to receive this surgery. Many of these children are never diagnosed. Many will die waiting for help.
Chronic diseases don’t observe the boundaries of geography or economics, but the treatments often do. In Vietnam, where many families earn only a few dollars per day, specialized pediatric health care is beyond their grasp.
Poor children in Vietnam suffer from no hope as their families lack funds to access medical care and the associated transportation. The VinaCapital Foundation is beginning to look for solutions to heal all chronic diseases in children, however, our focus since inception has been children with congenital heart defects.