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 hisRead more
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 rumors mortify her. She hates her swollen belly. But FlorenceRead more
A warm thank you to Bruce and Anne Leavitt for opening their home on Tuesday 1/31 for a great kick-off dinner for Team Heart’s 2017 trip to Rwanda. It was a wonderful evening filled with many stories of past trips to Kigali for this life-saving mission and much advice to those of us who haveRead more
In two weeks, the screening team begins their work! Nurse Practitioner Julie Carragher, from Braintree MA has coordinated screening now in her 5th year. Working closely with RBC (Rwanda Biomedical Center–the care delivery arm for the Ministry of Health), Julie has arranged for the first screening to be in Musanze, which is always one ofRead more
“Healthy and educated is our goal” Dr. Patrick Ndimubanzi 2015 Minister of State in the Ministry of Health since 2014! Honorable Minister Patrick, It is a shared goal for Team Heart as well!
Team Heart is a non-profit medical organization focused on bringing sustainable cardiac care to Rwanda and East Africa. Our mission has three primary pillars: Prevention, Intervention and Education. Each year, we travel to Rwanda to perform screenings, heart operations and workshops with local Rwandan medical staff. We invite you to learn more about our mission,Read more
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.