Hospitals for humanity (HfH), an Atlanta, US-based NGO, is set to raise funds for surgeries on children with congenital heart defects.

The non-governmental organisation aims to achieve this through its 1K1M fundraising campaign.

Congenital heart defects are very common and critical birth defects.

Survival and life expectancy of individuals with congenital heart disease have significantly increased with early diagnosis, improved surgical interventions and better medical management.

Currently, HfH has a patient list of over a 1000, 200 of whom urgently need surgeries.

The 1K1M campaign seeks to raise funds from one million individuals who are expected to give at least N1,000 each towards carrying out open-heart surgeries for 200 children with congenital heart defects.

Taking off in January 2017 and running throughout the year, the campaign will involve as many activities as possible to raise funds for this cause.

The organisation has in the last two years conducted 49 paediatric cardiothoracic surgeries via its paediatric cardiothoracic surgery initiative (PCTSI).



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