Statement on Ukraine Emergency

Child Health International is an apolitical UK charity focussed on improving the lives of children and young adults living with cystic fibrosis (CF), regardless of where they live. It is therefore with deep regret, through concern for their own safety, that we have had to suspend communication with our contacts within Russia. Whilst the invasion of Ukraine continues, we stand …

Ukraine

20022011 In conjunction with its Lviv-based partner, Dzvin, CHI organised a week-long visit to the Ukraine in April 2002 to improve the care of children with cystic fibrosis. The UK team is based at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and was led by Dr Mark Rosenthal. Later in the year, Ukrainian medical specialists and health officials paid a return visit …

Serbia

Serbian Visit to Southampton – May 2014 Background Dr Knight from Frimley Park led a visit to the Mother and Child Health Institute of Serbia in Belgrade in 2003 along with a physiotherapist and a specialist nurse. In 2012 Jim Hopwood met Dragan Durovic, president of the parents’ association at the CFE conference in Dublin, sporadic correspondence followed but no …

India

BACKGROUND Cystic Fibrosis (CF) was first described in 1938/39 in Europeans. At the time it was assumed that it didn’t occur in other racial groups. Occasionally this condition was recognised as being mild, but in around 70% of cases if untreated it was known to lead to death within the first months or years of life. With optimal treatment in …