April is International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month.
April 19th in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day.
Join us to help give the children a voice!
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when a baby's diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and preventing lung growth. CDH occurs in 1 in every 2500 babies, which equals to 1600 babies born each year with CDH in the United States alone. The overall survival rate is 50%. The cause is unknown.
Founded in 1995 by 2 parents, CDH International is the world's oldest and largest non-profit organization for families affected by CDH, serving over 6800 members in 74 countries. By working closely with hospitals and other charities, CDH International has led the way for families for over two decades and fought for awareness, research funding and greatly needed services for all families, at all hospitals, around the world. In 2020, CDH International was registered in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Our Mission: CDH International was created to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by providing support services, promoting research and raising awareness.
Join us as we work around the globe to raise awareness for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month! And take action against CDH on April 19th, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day!!
Names of all the patients in our membership will be posted on April 1st.
The family whose cherub has the most ribbons will be awarded a trophy in helping to raise money for the cause.
If you would like your cherub's name edited or removed, please e-mail us. If you'd like your cherub listed, please join the charity for free and become an official member.