Young Hearts Africa
Young Hearts Africa

There are an estimated 500,000 children born with heart defects each year. Your donation can make a difference. DONATE NOW The average Heart operation Your donation can save a life. DONATE NOW costs R 250 000. 90% of children with heart defects Your donation can make a difference. DONATE NOW have no access to care. Young Hearts Africa gives hope to You can give it to them. DONATE NOW 1000’s of children who have none. If you could save one child’s life, You can make a difference. DONATE NOW would you?

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very year, hundreds of thousands of children in Africa require life-saving heart surgery but are denied this chance because of a lack of funds and the access to the right facilities.

 

Without humanitarian support, the treatment of CHD (congenital heart disease) is unaffordable for the vast majority of the population in Africa. The costs are prohibitive even though the treatment can be life-saving and often have a strikingly positive impact on the child’s life.

 

Those who cannot afford the treatment will either accept their fate or attempt to raise some money, with the help of their families or local communities.

However, the money raised frequently falls short or is too late. In the rare instance where they are able to pay for treatment, the financial impact to the family and their community is considerable, not only in their existing state of affairs, but also for their future planning.

 

Young Hearts Africa is all about caring for the hearts of the children of our continent. We believe that every child deserves a chance to live a healthy and fulfilling life and to become the best that they can be.

 

The Young Hearts Foundation, through the beauty of music, aims to tell the stories of these children and to raise much needed funds and awareness to make these life-saving operations possible and help them, their families and their communities create a better life and a more prosperous future.

OUR

VISION

Young Hearts Africa’s ultimate goal is to help preserve Africa’s most precious commodity, her children, by facilitating access to life saving heart operations for every child in Africa and, in so doing, ultimately eradicate preventable deaths that currently lead to such heartache and sorrow.

OUR

MISSION

It is our Mission to create global awareness of the dire need for specialised cardiac healthcare services among children in Africa. To develop the Young Hearts Africa Foundation into a dynamic, successful fundraising vehicle. This will be achieved by donating the proceeds from the sale of music productions, involving local and major international artists, as well as public funding initiatives, toward surgical programs to achieve the ultimate goal of facilitating lifesaving heart surgery for 1000 additional patients a year over the next 5 years.

ANNUALLY 3000

CHILDREN DIE OR REMAIN

DISABLED FROM TREATABLE

CHD IN SOUTH AFRICA

NEARLY 1 IN EVERY 100

BABIES ARE BORN WITH

A HEART DEFECT

 

CHD IS APPROX. 60 TIMES

MORE PREVALENT THAN

CHILDHOOD CANCER.

 

THERE ARE 40 DIFFERENT

TYPES OF CHDS.

 

OUR

BENEFICIARIES

 

All donations we collect get allocated to the great initiatives run by our worthy beneficiaries:

  •  The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
    • Weekend Waiting List Project
  • The Christiaan Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • 1000 Hearts initiative
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE

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