Healing Hearts Northwest

Healing Hearts Northwest medical team
Healing Hearts Northwest medical team.

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About Healing Hearts Northwest

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Healing Hearts is a Spokane-based non-profit organization that provides open-heart surgery to individuals with rheumatic heart disease in Kigali, Rwanda. Based in Spokane, WA, HHNW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our Mission

Healing Hearts Northwest aims to develop a comprehensive program addressing the prevention and treatment of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease while also helping King Faisal Hospital establish a self-sustaining cardiac surgery program to serve the thousands of Rwandans in need of this life-saving heart surgery.

Our Story

Healing Hearts Northwest is a team of medical professionals in cardiology and heart surgery who, along with other volunteers, organize life-saving procedures for residents of Rwanda who suffer from rheumatic heart disease. At the invitation of the Minster of Health and the Director General of King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, HHNW began this mission endeavor in February 2010. Along with providing 15-20 surgeries annually, Healing Hearts leaders train local physicians, nurses and medical students in intensive care medicine and general cardiology to provide appropriate care for surgical patients. In this way, the teams can promote the establishment of a sustainable open-heart program in Rwanda.

“Into The Heart of Rwanda”

Here is the trailer of a documentary about our work by filmmaker Rajah Bose:

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