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Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China

by China California Heart Watch
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Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China
Cure poor kids with heart disease in rural China

China Cal has made an agreement with its partner hospital, Yunnan Province Fu Wai Cardiovascular Hospital. This contractual agreement will provide for periodic grants from China Cal and provision of volunteers to that hospital in order to diagnose, refer and treat poor rural Yunnan Province children with heart disease.  Fu Wai will use local health care personnel to perform mission trips to poor rural areas where children will be screened and when needed treated appropriately using grants from China Cal and other foundations. We hope to help dozens of children this year.

We are happy to announce that this new method is already working.  In December of 2019, teams of Fu Wai personnel with volunteer local and foreign pediatric cardiologists referred and supported15 poor children with heart disease.  

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New Approach to Saving the Lives of Children.
By Robert Detrano - Board Chair and Volunteer

Volunteer Cardiologist Julio and School Children
Volunteer Cardiologist Julio and School Children

In order to comply with new Chinese laws and better serve the poor children of Yunnan Province, China California Heart Watch(China Cal) has revised its approach toward  this project.  China Cal has made an agreement with its partner hospital, Yunnan Province Fu Wai Cardiovascular Hospital. This contractual agreement will provide for periodic grants from China Cal and provision of volunteers to that hospital in order to diagnose, refer and treat poor rural Yunnan Province children with heart disease.  Fu Wai will use local health care personnel to perform mission trips to poor rural areas where children will be screeened and when needed treated appropriately using grants from China Cal and other foundations.

We are happy to announce that this new method is already working.  In December of 2018, teams of Fu Wai personnel with volunteer local and foreign pediatric cardiologists referred and supported over 30 poor chidren with heart disease from Xi Shuang Ban Na prefecture near the Burmese border.  
Julio Screening a Child for Heart Disease
Julio Screening a Child for Heart Disease
Julio and his patient
Julio and his patient
Fu Wai Hospital Doctor Examines Child
Fu Wai Hospital Doctor Examines Child
Fu Wai China Cal Team
Fu Wai China Cal Team
One of 33 children whose life was saved.
One of 33 children whose life was saved.

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Volunteer Cardiologist Julio and School Children
Volunteer Cardiologist Julio and School Children

In order to comply with new Chinese laws and better serve the poor children of Yunnan Province, China California Heart Watch(China Cal) has revised its approach toward  this project.  China Cal has made an agreement with its partner hospital, Yunnan Province Fu Wai Cardiovascular Hospital. This contractual agreement will provide for periodic grants from China Cal and provision of volunteers to that hospital in order to diagnose, refer and treat poor rural Yunnan Province children with heart disease.  Fu Wai will use local health care personnel to perform mission trips to poor rural areas where children will be screeened and when needed treated appropriately using grants from China Cal and other foundations.

We are happy to announce that this new method is already working.  In December of 2018, teams of Fu Wai personnel with volunteer local and foreign pediatric cardiologists referred and supported over 30 poor chidren with heart disease from Xi Shuang Ban Na prefecture near the Burmese border.  

Julio Screening a Child for Heart Disease
Julio Screening a Child for Heart Disease
Julio and his patient
Julio and his patient
Fu Wai Hospital Doctor Examines Child
Fu Wai Hospital Doctor Examines Child
Fu Wai China Cal Team
Fu Wai China Cal Team
One of 33 children whose life was saved.
One of 33 children whose life was saved.

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Dr. Becker at far right. Emma in Center
Dr. Becker at far right. Emma in Center

Our August mission trip in Yuxi was a blowout success.  We identified 30 poor children with congenital heart disease and  found good surgical care and financial support for their treatments.  All these kids, thanks to you our donors, are on their way toward a long and healthy life.  In August, we were lucky to have help from two cardiologists from Yunnan Province Fu Wai Cardiovascular Hospital.

 We also had a pediatric cardiology expert from Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Judith Becker.  Dr.  Becker not only supervised and taught the rest of the team, she also mentored our student extern, Ms. Emma Duan.  Emma, a high school student from Maryland, was our student extern in August and told us that she had the learning experience of a lifetime because of the inspiration she received from Dr. Becker and the rest of the team. Here I introduce our August team and some of the kids we helped.

One of the children you helped.
One of the children you helped.
Dr. Judith Becker with patient
Dr. Judith Becker with patient

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Dr. Lutterbach
Dr. Lutterbach
We have had a successful run this July, visiting Lijiang in association with three doctors from Fu Wai Hospital in Kunming (Dr. Yang, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Gao) screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Lijiang. The trip was also led by Dr. Lutterbach, a pediatric cardiologist from Colorado Children's Hospital, accompanied by a few externs from the US and China who were eager to learn.
On our trip this month, we identified 32 children who would require surgery, of which 3 will receive surgeries as complex CCHD cases at the renowned Huaxi hospital in Chengdu. We started first at Yulong county in collaboration with the county hospital, traveling to villages to find and screen children with CCHD, setting up mobile clinics for the day for patients to come in and to be seen. The children will likely receive follow-up surgical intervention at Fu Wai hospital. The trip ended succesfully, and we hope to continue travelling to rural Yunnan for this important work. 
Below are a few pictures from this trip! 
Team at Lijiang
Team at Lijiang
Picking up students from the airport
Picking up students from the airport
Day at the mobile clinic
Day at the mobile clinic
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China California Heart Watch

Location: Silverado, CA - USA
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Robert Detrano
Silverado, CA United States
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