In May 2022, a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and allied medical staff from Dalhousie University’s Department of Surgery, the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre will travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to perform life-saving cardiac surgeries. Working with their Rwandan medical partners, one team will perform adult cardiac surgeries, almost exclusively valve replacements requiring heart-lung bypass; the following week, a pediatric team will perform congenital heart surgeries on children. The Dalhousie team will continue to work with their Rwandan partners to grow that country’s cardiac surgery program.

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Roxanne Whalen

Daryll Auffrey

Tracey Grant

Katie Maione

Marjelaine Caya

Dawn Davidson

Ken & Peggy Betts

Tom and Trish Hewitt

Very proud of the person that Katie has become. Have watched her grow into a strong, caring person and skilled professional. Do well Katie and team!

Robert MacGowan

Go team!!

Michelle Forbes

Proud of my sister Gina on being part of this amazing team.

Anthony Bennett

Michael Pallett

Wishing all the members of the Canada Rwanda Open Heart Project a safe journey and best wishes for the patients in your care.

Rebecca Barkhouse

You will all be in my heart and prayers on this medical mission❤️

Kaleigh Newton

Margot Pallett

Caitlin Simpson

Cheryl Geddes

Moneesha Sinha

Isobel Anderson

Mary Anderson