Child Health International

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Child Health International (CHI) is a Winchester (UK)-based charity, involved in improving the healthcare of children in Russia, Eastern Europe and a new project to help children with cystic fibrosis in India.[1] It was founded as the International Integrated Health Association in 1992 by Roy and Dorothea Ridgway, the parents of a child with cystic fibrosis.[2] [3]

Odessa University awarded Roy Ridgway a posthumous honorary doctorate for the charity's work helping Ukrainian children with cystic fibrosis and heart problems.[4]

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  1. ^ Winchester City Council - Child Health International exhibition, 5 - 21 August 2005. Archived November 9, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Churchward, Sally (3 May 2004). "Woman with a mission". Southampton Daily Echo. The charity, which started life as the International Integrated Health Association in 1992 before changing to its current name, has helped countless numbers of children with congenital diseases such as cystic fibrosis in countries without the necessary health infrastructure, particularly Russia and other former Soviet Union countries. 
  3. ^ "Charity founder dies". Hampshire Chronicle. 8 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Why charity may extend to Caribbean". This Is Hampshire. 12 October 2002. Retrieved 2008-01-20.