Name: Team Heart
Field: Cardiac Health
Geographic Scope: Rwanda
Mission: To address the suffering of adolescents and young adults afflicted with advanced rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda with surgical intervention to return to productive and fulfilling life.
To work with the medical and nursing staff in Rwanda to establish a sustainable regional center of excellence in cardiac care.
To prevent advanced rheumatic heart disease through a combined effort of surveillance, prevention, education and early intervention as an example of effective countrywide intervention against rheumatic heart disease that can inspire a scalable model in sub-Saharan Africa.
Working in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, and the Rwanda Heart Foundation, and global partners, TeamHeart will address the burden of cardiac disease in Rwanda.