Welcome to the Children's Heart Foundation
The Bolivian Children's Heart Foundation is devoted to the improvement of medical care for children with congenital or acquired heart disease, in addition to those with vascular pathologies.
The Herzverein e.V. Our European Partner, officially registered as a charity in Germany.
KARDIOZENTRUM in La Paz, a modernly equipped health centre for diagnosis, parent counselling, aftercare and minimally invasive cardiac catheterisations.
The BOLIVIAN-BELGIAN CLINIC
The 'Centro Médico-quirúrgico Boliviano Belga' in the city of Cochabamba, a private clinic with modern cath lab facilities.
Thank you very much for your support of children with cardiac pathologies in Bolivia. YOU make all this possible!
IBAN: DE62 3705 0198 1901 2477
The Bolivian Children's Heart Foundation is devoted to the improvement of the medical care of children with congenital or acquired heart disease, in addition to those with vascular pathologies.
The charity is registered with the State government of La Paz as 'Fundación Cardioinfantil'. Our European partner organization Herzverein is officially registered as a charity in Germany.
Every year, 2.500 to 3.000 children are born with congenital heart diseases in Bolivia.
Due to high altitude, the risk of suffering of a congenital heart disease at birth is double as high as in other parts of the world at lower altitude.
Bolivia is also the poorest country of South America. So large numbers of children and adolescents suffer from acquired heart disease, which are caused by poverty-related diseases, such as rheumatic fever or Chagas disease. There is no state insurxance to cover the costs of diagnosis, treatment and the aftercare of heart diseases.
We brought The Fundación Cardioinfantil to life in order to offer children with heart diseases in Bolivia a chance to live.
Our work is committed to the goal of enabling children with cardiac pathologies to receive lifesaving treatment or operations. We are convinced that all children with cardiac and vascular diseases should be entitled to high quality diagnostic medicine and treatment.
As a result of this, our team of paediatric cardiologists and social workers joins forces to find, diagnose and treat these children, travelling to the most remote regions of the country when necessary.
As the discipline of pediatric cardiology is by far neglected by our government, we are perhaps the most important stakeholder on the matter. We have gathered unprecedented knowledge on the impact of congenital heart diseases in Bolivia, hence making research on the subject possible for the first time, making it possible to improve methods in diagnose and treatment
We have treated more than 500 children with cardiac surgery or minimally invasive therapy and diagnosed over 2000 patients.
Our efforts to scale the impact of our work are relentless, collaborating with various international aid organizations and working towards a national program for children with heart diseases. Until the day the program is funded by public health insurance, our waiting list is growing every day.
We count on your donations. Together, we can save lives.
Our European Partner, officially registered as a charity in Germany.More Info
A modernly equipped health centre for diagnosis, parent counselling, aftercare and minimally invasive cardiac catheterisations.
A dynamic team of medical and social consultants, most of which completed their medical studies in Germany, commit their lives to the care and treatment of children with cardiac pathologies. Once or twice annually, the consultants at Kardiozentrum embark on campaigns to rural provinces of Bolivia with their medical equipment, in order to examine children suspected of suffering of an underlying cardiac pathology locally. In the process, they collaborate with local hospitals. Continually, a network of health professionals on the case of pediatric cardiology is developed in the country.
'Centro MédicoQuirúrgico Boliviano Belga', a private clinic in the city of Cochabamba. Modern facilities permit to conduct cardiac surgical interventions, fulfilling high quality standards and ensuring excellent results, even on newborns. For all interventions carried out by our highly diligent partners, special conditions are arranged.
Thank you very much for your support of children with cardiac pathologies in Bolivia. Without your donation our work would not be possible!
The Fundación Cardioinfantil is a private initiative, which acts on the ground of acute necessity. It doesn’t receive any public grants. All donations are exclusively aimed at the wellbeing of our patients. The majority of the cardiac pathologies of our young patients are life-threatening, however, more often than not, a single surgical intervention can cure their condition permanently. The cost of an operation on the open heart for our patients lies at approximately 8.500 $US.
If you would like to help a specific child, you can directly fund a certain life-saving operation, you can let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also suggest to encourage your friends and families to donate to the foundation in place of gifts for personal events.
Birthdays, weddings and jubilees can save lives!
IBAN: DE62 3705 0198 1901 2477
Account Nr.: 1901247799
MD. Franz Freudenthal
La Paz - Bolivia
Obrajes Calle 14 #669
Telephone: + (591) 2 2785037