The Children's Hyperinsulinism Fund is a Fund within the Special Trustees Charity of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The Fund's aim is to raise funds for research into Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), also known as Persistent Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia of Infancy (PHHI) and formerly known as Nesidioblastosis.
With the monies raised so far, we have been able to fund a full time research assistant who works with Dr. Hussain in the Institute of Child Health. His research focuses on trying to understand the genetic causes of hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia.
The Fund relies totally on voluntary support to fund our work. Giving just £3 per month by direct debit will help to provide children with Congenital Hyperinsulinism with the best care and enable us to do further research to find new treatments.
The Children's Hyperinsulinism Fund was started by Dr Khalid Hussain, Nicky Mumford, Adrienne Burton and Julia Killengray in 2003, with Ginnette Flinn and Clare Gilbert joining soon after. The Fund was set up because no research was being carried out in the UK for this condition.
The Fund aims to be able to give families the hope of a better life for their children.