FAQ

  • How do you ensure that my Zakat is used properly?
    We are one of the few not-for profit charities in Pakistan. All of our funding collected under the umbrella of Zakat is used directly towards the treatment of these deserving children. We are Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy (PCP) certified, and all our processed are Shariah compliant.

 

  • Why should I give my money to Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation?
    Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation is the largest CHD-related charity healthcare organisation in Pakistan. We are building Pakistan’s first dedicated Children Heart Hospital and Research Institute. Till date we have treated 2000+ children born with congenital heart defects. We are the only hope for these children, it is your donations that decide how many children we can save every year. The more you donate, the more lives we can save.

 

  • Why should I donate for CHD and not for some other healthcare problem?
    CHILDREN BORN WITH CHD HAVE AN EQUAL RIGHT TO LIVE IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, RELIGION, FINANCIAL BACKGROUND.

    EVERY YEAR 50,000 CHILDREN ARE BORN WITH HEART DEFECTS IN PAKISTAN.

    Half of these kids require some sort of medical/surgical treatment to treat their heart defect. A large number of these kids require immediate medical/surgical treatment within the first year of their life.

    There is a huge lack of CHD-related trained healthcare professionals in Pakistan. Approx. 9 trained paediatric cardiac surgeons and 25 trained paediatric cardiologists in the whole country.

 

  • What impact is my donation making?
    Your donation is saving lives and restoring the hope of recovery in children and parents who have had the odds stacked against them since they were born. With your help, we can continue supporting people and their families in the fight against Congenital Heart Disease.

    These children are the bright future of Pakistan, you are not just treating these children but also investing in the future of Pakistan.

 

  • What is Project CHHRI?
    PCHF had set out on a mission to build Pakistan’s first dedicated Children’s Heart Hospital and Research Institute. The ground-breaking for this historic project was done in Lahore in May 2020. The ground-breaking was performed by our board member Misbah Ul Haq.

 

  • Why is a separate dedicated CHD Hospital required?
    Due to the unavailability of a dedicated paediatric cardiac hospital, the waiting lists at major centres keep increasing. We need a dedicated paediatric cardiac hospital so that we can not only treat patients but also act as a centre of excellence, for the training of healthcare professionals, and promoting research into the causes and management of congenital heart disease.

    In turn, increasing the number of paediatric cardiac related healthcare professionals and fulfilling the need of more trained healthcare professionals in the country allowing other centres to improve their paediatric cardiac programme.

 

  • How much does it cost to treat one CHD patient?
    The cost of treatment from one patient to another will vary depending on the type of CHD present and the type of treatment option (Private hospital/Government hospital) that the doctors have planned. The cost of treatment can range from Rs. 400,000 (for Atrial Septal Defects) to 700,000 (for Transposition of the Great Arteries)

 

  • What are the future goals of PCHF?
    We want to further strengthen our understanding of the scope of CHD in Pakistan and the approach to tackling this issue on a country-level. We want to build partnerships with the government, putting health policies in place which can help us with early diagnosis of CHD affected children, and to identify at risk families.

    Screening camps
    in conjunction with the government or other primary care hospitals in remote and less-accessible areas where access to quality health care is non-existent. We want to start working at the grassroots level, screening for potential patients, and educating families to the risk factors of CHD.

    Establishing PCHF’s Research department with the aim of collecting and analysing relevant data so that we may be able to understand the intricacies of congenital heart disease better, allowing us to provide better quality treatment to our patients.

    Promote non-invasive, interventional cardiology programs.

 

  • How can I become a volunteer?
    We are always on the lookout for passionate volunteers who can help us raise funds and awareness of CHD in Pakistan. If you would like to volunteer or are looking for a worthy fundraising cause, please see our ‘Get Involved’ section for ways to help and don’t hesitate to get in touch! WHATSAPP GROUP INVITE

We are one of the few not-for-profit charity organisations in Pakistan, focused on quality healthcare delivery.