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References for CHD in the Philippines

Feb 3, 2023

With CHD, information is important when making decisions about how to address it. We had a lot of worries including the availability of care in the Philippines. Yes, it is available in the Philippines.

Here are our go-to references for information and help.

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About CHD

Conquering CHD (support group materials)


Closed Surgery or Interventional Cath Procedure


Open Heart Surgery


Medical Assistance

A guarantee letter is an assurance of payment offered by DOH, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and other concerned government agencies and institutions including Congress, on behalf of a patient, for the portion of the hospital bill.


Support Groups

Let It Echo Inc (FB Link) is a support group based in Cebu that consists of parents whose kids have congenital heart defect. Parents share their story of victory - how they felt, what they did, where they went, who their doctors are - to give comfort, to give motivation, and to know that they are not alone. Join our Let It Echo Heart Families Facebook group (link).

Jaden & Friends is a Manila-based support group for children with CHD. They have special hearts for kids with Down Syndrome. Most cases assisted are simple CHD cases.

Heartwarrior Philippines is a Manila-based support group for children with CHD. Most members are parents whose kids have complex CHD. The volunteers are experts in assisting finding Guarantee Letters (GLs). This group has local-based branches - Cebu, Pampanga, among others.

Busilak PH is a Manila-based support group of children with CHD. Most cases assisted are simple CHD cases.


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