Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Welcome to the official blog of Team Heart, a group of 32 volunteers from Brigham and Women's Hospital. In just two weeks, the team will head to Kigali, Rwanda, to begin a decade-long cardiac surgery mission to King Faisal Hospital.

During the inaugural visit this April, our team will perform life-saving heart surgery on Rwandan patients, most of whom suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Over the course of the next decade, we will work with staff at King Faisal Hospital and the Rwandan Ministry of Health to establish a self-sustained cardiac surgery program there.

It is an honor and a privilege for our team to be able to do this important work with our colleagues in Rwanda.

This blog will be updated frequently with photos, videos and posts during the first two weeks of April as Team Heart begins performing surgery in Rwanda. Stay tuned...