Nepal Heart Foundation screens Nepalese school children with risk of heart valve disease
In 2017, one of our Every Heartbeat Matters partners, Nepal Heart Foundation (NHF), screened more than 10,000 school children who were at risk of developing heart valve disease (HVD). Using portable echocardiography machines, they screened children living in extreme poverty areas. The NHF also provided education and awareness for the children, teachers, parents and community. More than 40 patients were identified with HVD and sent to a government hospital for surgery. During treatment, the NHF provided both social and financial support for the families of the patients being treated.