Global ARCH visits USAID & the World Bank
On August 31, representatives from Global ARCH, Children’s HeartLink, and the 8th World Congress for Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, met with the maternal and child health and nutrition team at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. Later in the day, the group met with officials from the World Bank. This small group of global pediatric cardiac experts, healthcare leaders, and patient and family advocates were there to discuss the role of congenital heart disease in maternal and newborn outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, and to introduce the Call to Action. Further discussions will follow.