Almond, M.D., M.P.H. For the Berlin Heart Research Investigators: Prospective Trial of a Pediatric Ventricular Help Device Systolic heart failure causes 280,000 deaths in adults in the usa annually.1 Heart failure is much less common among children than among adults, but it is highly lethal, with 46 percent of children with center failure dying or undergoing transplantation within 5 years after diagnosis, according to one estimate.2 The survival rate among kids after heart transplantation is estimated at 83 percent at 3 years,3,4 however the limited option of donor hearts for children prolongs the waiting period,5 resulting in a high rate of death among children on waiting lists.6-8 Choices for mechanical circulatory support seeing that a bridge to transplantation are limited for children.Since September 2014, Alere has donated 200,000 HIV/Syphilis Duo rapid tests to aid OAFLA's efforts to lessen mother-to-child transmitting of HIV and syphilis. Today, at a high-level event convened by OAFLA during the 70th UN General Assembly, Alere more than doubled its initial commitment to aid OAFLA and their companions reach yet another 500,000 pregnant women, infants, adolescents and other at-risk populations in Africa with screening and prevention services. OAFLA is committed to addressing the unfinished business of the Millennium Advancement Goals both with regards to advocacy and system delivery, and this can be achieved only through partnerships with governments, NGOs, the personal sector and additional stakeholders, stated Her Excellency, Dr.