Australian High Commissioner's Visit to Open Heart International DAP Project in Kigali, Rwanda
High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth (front background, right) with the Australian surgeons in the operating room. A team of 37 Australian volunteers from Open Heart International were in Rwanda for two weeks to perform corrective surgery on 20 to 25 children with congenital heart defects or suffering from rheumatic heart disease at the King Faisal Hospital in Kigali.
High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth being briefed on the surgery operations
The Australian surgeons operating on a child
A Rwandese child in the hospital with his father
A child patient plays with a balloon
A child patient plays with a nurse
A child patient proudly shows off his stitches after open heart surgery
An Australian surgeon poses with a child patient
Australian surgeons have a light moment with the patients and their families
Australian High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth and First Secretary Simon Anderson (far right) with volunteer Australian surgeons. The High Commissioner hosted a cocktail reception for the surgeons in Kigali.