One of the main aims of Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation is to help improve the local pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery infrastructure in Pakistan. In lieu of this, PCHF is involved in organizing capacity building workshops in collaboration with hospitals/institutions in Pakistan, where CHD treatment is currently taking place.
The workshop was a resounding success, with 21 children receiving free treatment for CHD over 3 days. The local healthcare professionals were thankful to PCHF for arranging the workshop and requested that PCHF hold more frequent workshops such as these in the future.
PCHF organized and held their 2nd Annual Capacity Building Workshop. The topic of this workshop was ‘Post-OP PCICU Care Management In Children After Surgery.’ A team of doctors consisting of the Director Of Health Quality, pediatric intensivists and respiratory therapists was invited to come for the workshop. The workshop was held over three days, with the first two days at Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore and the last day at Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar. The workshop was a resounding success with more than 100 participants each day. We had overwhelming positive feedback from the attendees, who especially praised the hands-on training sessions.
This was our first workshop held in Peshawar. It allowed healthcare professionals from this region (KPK) to attend. We hope that by diversifying the locations for these workshops we are enabling greater access to quality healthcare for all the children of Pakistan that are affected by CHD.
PCHF is working closely with all major institutions in Pakistan that are involved in the treatment of CHD. PCHF aims to help these institutions improve their quality and capacity, ultimately helping build an infrastructure which can accommodate the huge disease burden of CHD in Pakistan. In lieu of this, PCHF provided a free-of-cost surgical headlight to the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department at Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology (FIC).