Open Heart International
What do we do?
We Treat, We Teach, We Empower
Open Heart International provides the opportunity for those living in developing countries to receive the specialised healthcare that they deserve, yet cannot access.
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Friday 31 July 2015
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While the team are working together like a well oiled machine, Adam spent his first time in theatres "I have to say, while it may be said many, many times; it was an amazing experience." You can read about the theatre team, and Adam's first time in theatres, here:

31 July 2015
It's Dr Simon Erickson's 13th trip with us to PNG! "Open Heart International has been an amazing personal experience. I have met some amazing, committed people, worked with some amazing local staff and of course, seeing the children go through their surgery so well is extremely rewarding." You can read about his volunteering experience here:

31 July 2015

recent tweets

RT @foresightAU Preventing the Scourge of Blindness - Read about Foresight and @OpenHeartIntl's joint project in the Philippines. http://t…
30 July 2015
"At home I have access to anything I need… and in other places of the world this is not an option” #PNG
29 July 2015
RT @GrahamManou Hard to put into words just how inspiring Dr Ian Nicholson and the team at Open Heart International are! ❤️ #lifesavers @6
28 July 2015
RT @roseg Am weeping watching #60mins tonight. What a wonderful wonderful wonderful group of people.
28 July 2015
RT @paulcochrane Gee Dr Ian Nicholson ... What an absolute superstar. Doing great things! #60Mins
28 July 2015

achievements so far


patients have received
life changing surgery


individuals have given their
time and expertise on our team


countries we have implemented


tonnes of equipment freighted
around the world each year


the number of hours
we’ve spent teaching medical staff
in developing countries


the number of patients we have assisted
in a diagnosis with medical staff
in developing countries

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