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Saving Hearts in Pakistan

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Farhan Ahmad is a social innovator and philanthropist who has devoted his life to helping children born in Pakistan with congenital heart defects. He is the founder & CEO of the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-governmental organization working to build a charity heart hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. 

His passion for helping children in Pakistan came from the loss of his daughter to congenital heart defects or CHDs when she was three years old. Pakistan suffers from an acute shortage of specialized staff and resources for any Pakistani child born with CHDs.

Farhan shares the mission and vision for the Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation and the steps that will be needed for them to achieve their goals. He talks about the problems he and his countrymen have if they are to solve the persistently high percentage of children born in his country with congenital heart defects. Lastly, Mr. Ahmad speaks hopefully about the future of children in Pakistan and how his country can make the needed changes by embracing the help of experts from around the world.

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