Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a congenital anomaly that occurs when a baby’s diaphragm fails to form fully, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and prevent lung growth.
1 in every 2500 babies is born with CDH. The cause is unknown.
Babies born with CDH undergo complicated surgeries and long hospital stays. In Higher-Income-Countries, the survival rate is approximately 50 to 80%. In Lower-to-Middle-Income-Countries, the survival rate is less than 1%.
CDH International was founded to help find the cause, prevention and best treatments of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia while raising awareness and supporting patient families.