The CF Bridge of Hope was established in 2013 to help children afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis in areas of the world where treatment and access to CF health and support services is not readily available. The premise is to bring these children for interim treatment to the United States as a bridge solution while local resources in their native countries or regions are being established. In many instances without education, support and treatment, many of these children will die.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal genetic disease in the Caucasian population.
We recognize that it’s going to take time before local areas across the world develop the capabilities to address the needs of CF patients. Through the educational activities of the CF Bridge of Hope program, we hope to accelerate this process by providing local physicians with education and tools to manage their own support programs.
We recognize that the CFBOH Project will only be able to directly help a limited number or children, but with each child returning to their home region, they will bring back with them the management and treatment protocols which local physicians can replicate and use to expand their own support services. So indirectly were going to educate the CF or primary care physician. And through educational programs which we will develop and offer locally, we will help the CF providers to develop and adapt their own local treatment guidelines.
Read more about how the CF Project is educating Health Providers in methods of treating CF patients
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