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.
blog posts

View the Blog »

Monday 20 October 2014
Friday 17 October 2014
Tuesday 2 September 2014

Latest News

East Africa volunteers needed
Does East Africa spark an interest? Read more »
5000th Patient - Nishant
April marked the 5000th Patient for Open Heart International, what an achievement! Read more »
2UE Radio interview
Michael Were, manager of Open Heart International is interviewed on 2UE radio station. Read more »

Facebook posts

Are you an ICU nurse interested in overseas work? We need you for Rwanda and/or Tanzania. (And don't forget to tag your nursing friends!) The trip is coming up quickly and is very much paediatric focused, however, if you have adult cardiac experience, give us a call and we can discuss further:

21 October 2014
A hectic start to the week in Cambodia so far, but this is one of the highlights. We visited Chea, one of our favourites, and gave him a bike! Full story on the blog:

20 October 2014

recent tweets

@doc_andy_w @Phillipa9 Team all from Aus + amazing local docs in-country keen to learn. Shooting for 20 mended hearts in each country.
19 October 2014
In case you missed it here's the ABC Radio interview @amworldtodaypm with Michael Were on our work in #Cambodia.
13 October 2014
@ImogenBrennan @amworldtodaypm great to work with you. Thanks for sharing our story!!
13 October 2014
OHI's Manager @MickWere on ABC radio @amworldtodaypm in a few minutes talking about #Cambodia.
13 October 2014
RT @ImogenBrennan Aussie medics preparing for trip to #Cambodia for life saving heart surgery: @amworldtodaypm at 12pm @OpenHeartIntl htt…
13 October 2014

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

connect with us