Health
 China
Project #10838

Cure child heart disease in Yunnan Province, China

by China California Heart Watch

Project Video

Cure child heart disease in Yunnan Province, China

Cure child heart disease in Yunnan Province, China
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Happy baby

Happy baby
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China Cal cares for children throughout Yunnan

China Cal cares for children throughout Yunnan
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A child cured of congenital heart disease

A child cured of congenital heart disease
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A baby born with congenital heart disease

A baby born with congenital heart disease
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China Cal ensures children can grow up healthy

China Cal ensures children can grow up healthy
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A China Cal doctor checking for heart murmurs

A China Cal doctor checking for heart murmurs
For five months out of the year, China Cal tours Yunnan going from school to school to screen children for heart disease. Our exam starts by listening for murmurs, as pictured here. (view small | med | large | orig)

A volunteer checking for murmurs

A volunteer checking for murmurs
Working alongside our doctors, highly trained volunteers assist us during screenings. Our volunteers come from all over the world--including China, the US, Canada, Australia, England and New Zealand. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reviewing ultrasounds

Reviewing ultrasounds
When we identify a murmur, we bring the child into our mobile clinic where we perform an ultrasound of their heart. This lets us diagnose their defect and to determine a course of treatment. (view small | med | large | orig)

X-rays

X-rays
Most of the children we treat require medication; only those with more severe disease require surgery. Before surgery, patients have x-rays taken to examine the heart in more detail, as pictured here. (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

China California Heart Watch

Location: Silverado, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.chinacal.org
Project Leader:
Robert Detrano
Silverado, CA United States
$32,100 raised of $41,000 goal
 
451 donations
$8,900 to go
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