10th February

Happiness goes from Heart to Heart

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At Chicco, we’re really proud to support the “aiutare i bambini” Foundation, a worldwide charity aimed at treating childhood heart disease.

At the end of last year, Giulia Toselli, our UK Strategy & Brand Manager visited Angkor Hospital in Cambodia, to see the difference that the Foundation and our Happiness goes from Heart to Heart project is making to so many children suffering from heart disease.

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An international team of Cardiologists and specialist nurses travelled with the charity, where they spent a week screening and operating on children with heart problems. They also carried out check-ups on patients who had already received treatment and organized a training programme for staff at the hospital.

Each year, about one million children around the world are born with congenital heart diseases. About 80% of these are born in poor countries. Due to a lack of medical and surgical care, half of them will not reach their first birthday; and others experience serious problems of growth and psychosomatic development due to respiratory and circulatory problems.

With the help from the Foundation and through our Happiness Goes from Heart to Heart project, volunteer doctors have helped to save the lives of children with serious heart problems, born in developing countries.

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Thanks to “aiutare i bambini”, the lives of 737 children with serious heart diseases, born in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe have been saved through cardio surgical operations, hundreds more children have been examined and over 100 foreign doctors have been trained.

If you’d like to support the “aiutare i bambini” Foundation, click here.