CDH Australia is the only dedicated national charity supporting families, friends and medical professionals affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
CDH is a rare lung disease and affects 1 in 2,500 births. This week, two families will receive a CDH diagnosis for their child, either during pregnancy or at birth. CDH remains lethal, with a fatality rate of 50%. Many survivors face ongoing health conditions.
We have three primary objectives:
1/ Raise awareness
2/ Support CDH families
3/ Support research
CDH Australia provides education, support and a community to share knowledge and experience.
Here are some examples of how we use fundraising dollars:
Telephone support when a family first receives a CDH diagnosis
Foster an online community and support groups for families affected by CDH
Host an Annual Forum for CDH families and medical professionals to share knowledge
Deliver essential training to our support service volunteers
Produce and distribute CDH information booklets
Develop and send care packages to CDH families
Provide financial assistance to help CDH families cover unexpected hospitals costs
Fund vital medical research
Thank you for supporting the CDH community.