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Who We Are

The Rwandan Heart Care and Research Foundation will be the first NGO hospital offering cardiovascular healthcare services free of charge to the people of Rwanda and its regions. Our mission is to offer high quality care to all without any form of discrimination.

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub OM

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub OM

Vice Chair of the Board
Founder, Chain of Hope
Medical Director, Aswan Heart Centre

Gisele Gatariki

Gisele Gatariki

Chair of the Board
Lawyer

Engineer Samih Sawiris

Engineer Samih Sawiris

Board Member
Businessman and Philanthropist

Professor William Wijns MD, PhD

Professor William Wijns MD, PhD

Vice-Chair of the Board
Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor of Interventional Cardiology
National University of Ireland Galway

David Kamanda

David Kamanda

Treasurer of the Board
Health Economist

Dr Matthias Angres

Dr Matthias Angres

Board Member
Consultant Anaesthetist
Director, Robin Aid

Julia Backhaus

Julia Backhaus

Board Member
Associate Professor in Architecture,
University College London
Founding Director, Flux Architects

Professor Karen Sliwa-Hahne

Professor Karen Sliwa-Hahne

Board Member
Professor of Cardiology
Director, Cape Heart Institute, Cape Town

Dr Emmanuel Rusingiza Kamanzi

Dr Emmanuel Rusingiza Kamanzi

Board Member
Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist
University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK)

 

Dr Gloria Mukeshimana

Dr Gloria Mukeshimana

Board Member
Consultant Adult Cardiologist, King Faisal Hospital Kigali

Lisa Yacoub

Lisa Yacoub

Project Co-ordinator
Manager, Chain of Hope
Director, Bridge of Hope UK

Dr Gavin Wright

Dr Gavin Wright

Board member (Ex-officio)
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist
Chairman, Chain of Hope UK

Zeina Tawakol

Zeina Tawakol

Advisor to the Board
Executive Director, Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation

International Training Board

Prof John Deanfield

Prof John Deanfield

Professor of Cardiology, UCL
Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre
Director, National Institute of Cardiovascular Outcomes
Senior Advisor to Public Health England (PHE)

Dr David Bradley MD

Dr David Bradley MD

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan
Director of Clinical Operations & Director of Electrophysiology, Michigan Congenital Heart Center

Dr Ahmed Afifi MD, FRCS(CTh), FACC

Dr Ahmed Afifi MD, FRCS(CTh), FACC

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
Head of Cardiac Surgery Department,
Aswan Heart Centre
Senior Lecturer, National Heart Institute – Egypt

Dr Ahmed El Guindy

Dr Ahmed El Guindy

Consultant Cardiologist
Director of Cardiology, Aswan Heart Centre
Honorary Senior Lecturer, National Heart & Lung Institute – Imperial College.
Visiting Assistant Professor,
American University of Cairo

 

Hatem Hosny, FRCS (CTh), FEBCTS (Congenital), FEBCTS (Adult)

Hatem Hosny, FRCS (CTh), FEBCTS (Congenital), FEBCTS (Adult)

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and
Lead of Data Analytics Team,
Aswan Heart Centre

We all have the right to... healthcare for ourselves and our families...
(Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)