Both physically and emotionally, we help change lives, one child at a time.
Our mission continues long after our teams visit children through sustainable education to those who can continue providing care.
With our trained, experienced medical teams, we are able to determine the best plan of care for each child.
With a complete medical team led by highly trained surgeons from throughout the globe, children receive top quality care.
Thanks to generous donations of time, money and equipment, we are able to provide healing to kids everywhere.
Our medical volunteers make a significant contribution to our mission with their knowledge, skills and joy.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects in the world
The mission of the International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF) is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to cure and care for children with congenital heart disease in developing nations. ICHF does this regardless of country of origin, race, religion or gender. Our goal is to make the need for ICHF obsolete. We work toward this goal through our medical mission trips, where we operate on children and educate local healthcare professionals.
50% of children born with heart defects will need heart surgery at some time in their lives. Of the 50%, 35% need surgery in the first month in order to survive.