A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying to help. By Denise Grady At 16, Chance Mwunguzi had been sick for years, and...
Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence

Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat. By Denise Grady KIGALI, Rwanda — Neighbors whisper that she is pregnant, a disgrace for a young, unmarried woman. The...
ECHO Screening RHD in Rwanda

ECHO Screening RHD in Rwanda

Toward Cost-Effective Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease: New Application of Point-of-Care Cardiac Ultrasound Click here to download the presentation.

The Team Heart Story

Hearts of Courage is a 17 minute documentary that highlights the mission and work of Team Heart Rwanda.  In this film you’ll learn about our medical volunteers, patients and process as a leading non-profit medical organization in East Africa.