Over Rwf 84.4m has been so far raised for the construction of a cardio therapy facility to be built next year at Masaka, Kicukiro district. The facility will carry out the major functions of medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
The idea of constructing the hospital was conceived way back in 2014, when heart disease experts from the USA, Team Heart, witnessed the inconveniences regarding the follow up of patients, where over 5000 were examined, but only 150 received the treatment.
By then Team Heart proposed to the Ministry of Health to build the facility but delayed by insufficient resources. It will be built at a cost of US$5.6m.
Apparently, the government of Rwanda secured a plot where the hospital would be built in Masaka, Kicukiro District.
Team Heart has raised the required funds, and the follow up on the construction will commence in 2018.
In May 2016, The First Lady Jeannette Kagame attended one of the fundraising functions in Boston, USA.
The representative of Team Heart in Rwanda, Jeanne Umuhire, has told IGIHE that so far US$ 100,000 (Rwf 84,409,000m) has been raised.
Muhire says that, other than the amount required for construction, US$10m is also required to buy medical equipment to be used in the hospital.