Film Screening of the HBO Documentary “Open Heart, ” Wed 2/4

The Global Health Undergraduate Leadership Committee (GHULC), World Health Cinema, and EmergencyUSA

present a screening of the HBO Documentary "Open Heart"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Building Room T-435

"Open Heart" is an award-winning film about the dramatic story of hope for eight Rwandan children who make a life-or-death journey to Sudan to receive high-risk, open-heart surgery at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery; a center designed, built and run by EMERGENCY, the only hospital of its kind in all of Africa. The film brings attention to the public health issues associated with the curable and preventable Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a disease that disproportionately burdens children and young adults in low-income countries.

Following the film, Ed Digilio, Emergency’s Seattle Volunteer Coordinator, and Kyler Hunter, perfusionist at the Salam Centre in Sudan, will moderate a discussion and share their experiences with the organization. Visit to view the trailer of Open Heart and to learn more about EmergencyUSA.