Increasing Access to Heart Care for Children in Malaysia

Aug 19, 2019

Our work in healthcare comes with a profound responsibility to those around us, and we’re constantly challenging ourselves to address unmet clinical needs. To do this, we collaborate with global organizations to bring new resources to regions where people lack access to the care they need. One example of this collaboration was recently featured on Children’s HeartLink.

Children’s HeartLink partners with organizations like Boston Scientific to train medical teams and provide education to transform healthcare in undeserved parts of the world. The need for high-quality heart care is growing for children in countries such as Malaysia. An estimated 3,000 children born annually with a congenital heart defect in Malaysia require surgery, but not all children have access to the care they need.

To support these young patients, we recently renewed our support for Children HeartLink’s programs in Malaysia. The support will assist the organization’s newest partner Serdang Hospital, serving the western state of Selangor, in becoming a Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence. To receive this designation, hospitals must consistently deliver high-quality complex care to children with heart disease and commit to serving as a training partner for others in the region.

To learn more about our partnership, you can read the full story on Children HeartLink’s blog.

A medical volunteer from Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the UK provides training for the staff of Serdang Hospital in Malaysia