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World J Pediatr Congenit Coronary heart Surg. 2021 Jan;12(1):48-54. doi: 10.1177/2150135120955189.
One in 100 infants, or 1.3 million per 12 months around the globe, are born with congenital coronary heart defects (CHD), of which over 70% would require medical or surgical remedy inside their first 12 months of life. In low- and middle-income international locations, the bulk doesn’t obtain the remedy they want or obtain suboptimal care. Regardless of the next pediatric cardiac surgical illness burden, low-income international locations solely have 0.07 pediatric cardiac surgeons per million pediatric inhabitants, in comparison with 9.51 per million in high-income international locations. Right here, we carry out a stakeholder evaluation of present advocacy our bodies inside the subject of pediatric international cardiac surgical procedure and determine gaps and alternatives in advocating for cardiac care for kids with CHD. We suggest a framework to optimize civil society messaging so as to extra successfully advocate domestically and internationally to carry nationwide and worldwide coverage makers accountable for present gaps and disparities in CHD care around the globe.