The Global ARCH 2020 Annual Report is now available!
Our first ever Annual Report is now available! We are very proud of our achievements, especially considering we are an all-volunteer organization. We have a lot going on and big plans in 2021 so please stay tuned.
We are excited to launch our beautiful new website! As we expanded our membership and launched new projects we needed a website to reflect our work. We think you will find our updated website easier to navigate and use, with new features including a text translation function (top right on computer and in the footer for mobile devices), blog, easy to use list of member organizations, and lots of great photos!
A huge thank you to the Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation for donating our original website - we wouldn't be here today without your generous contribution.
CHD Awareness Week puts Global ARCH in the spotlight
Our second CHD Awareness Week (February 7-14) was a big success, thanks to many of our members who sent in photos and videos. Our board member Lavinia's son collected a lot of "likes" and "shares" for his funny and loving comments about his brother who has CHD.

We also partnered for the second year with 5 Canadian organizations to create an infographic and video (in English and French) about what CHD patients and parents of CHD kids need to know. You can watch both videos below. You can find the handout below and many others HERE.
Register below for the next Leader's Forum (open to all RHD/CHD organization leaders) where we will discuss COVID-19 vaccines. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our Board Members
President: Amy Verstappen (US)
Vice-president: Disty Pearson (US)
Secretary: Shelagh Ross (Canada)
Farhan Ahmad (Pakistan)
Dr. Vikas Desai (India)
Noémi D. de Stoutz (Switzerland)
Grace Jerald (Malaysia)
Flavia Kamalembo Baturine (Africa)
David LaFontaine: Treasurer (US)
Mehwish Mukhtar (Pakistan)
Lavinia Ndemutila Ndinangoye (Namibia)
Ruth Ngwaro (Kenya/US)
Dominique Vervoort (US)
Bistra Zheleva (US)
Medical Advisory Board
Kathy Jenkins, Chair, MD, MPH
Disty Pearson, Vice-Chair
Christopher Hugo Hamman, MD
Babar S. Hasan, MD
RK Kumar, MD
Sivakumar Sivalingam, MD
Liesl Zühlke, MD
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To see our current list of member organizations please click HERE.