Global ARCH board member Hannah Amora speaks at UN meeting on NCD’s – patient and caregiver’s views finally being heard
“When Maven was born in 2011, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. This involved a number of conditions, some of which doctors expected would resolve on their own. But one of those — a pulmonary stenosis — would require surgery when he was older, at an estimated cost of $20,000. That is a significant price tag just about anywhere in the world but a particularly high one for a young, working-class family living in Cebu City, Philippines.