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Mwanza, Tanzania from Anesthesia's Matt McEvoy

BY: MATT MCEVOY, MD

Again, I am excited by the educational opportunities at Bugando. Rob’s efforts are reflective of what can happen as our department makes a concerted effort over the next 5-10 years at Bugando. (For a vision of where we can be headed, read Peters JL, et al. Anesthesia Teaching in Ghana: A 10-Year Experience. Intl Anesthes Clin, 2010; 48:23–37) There are only 2 nurse anesthetist schools in Tanzania, a country of 40 million people! Thus, the graduates there will treat a vast population of people in need. The stories that we could tell, the memories that we

Mwanza, Tanzania from Anesthesia's Matt McEvoy

This post was written by Matt McEvoy, MD

Again, I am excited by the educational opportunities at Bugando. Rob’s efforts are reflective of what can happen as our department makes a concerted effort over the next 5-10 years at Bugando. (For a vision of where we can be headed, read Peters JL, et al. Anesthesia Teaching in Ghana: A 10-Year Experience. Intl Anesthes Clin, 2010; 48:23–37) There are only 2 nurse anesthetist schools in Tanzania, a country of 40 million people! Thus, the graduates there will treat a vast population of people in need. The stories that we could tell,

Mwanza, Tanzania from Anesthesia Program Director's Perspective

BY: MATT MCEVOY, MD

Rob Bartlett and I travelled to Mwanza, Tanzania in October and November of this year. Rob was there for a month and I was there for two weeks. While there, we picked up on the great work that Carlee Clark had previously done, and the story continued…. I will try to capture some snapshots for you, and I am afraid that you will see some snapshots of me in Rob’s account of our trip! Bugando Medical Center is a 900-bed tertiary care hospital that sits atop the highest hill in Mwanza overlooking the beautiful Lake Victoria. However, the hospital in picture is

Mwanza, Tanzania from Anesthesia Program Director's Perspective

This post was written by Matt McEvoy, MD

Rob Bartlett and I travelled to Mwanza, Tanzania in October and November of this year. Rob was there for a month and I was there for two weeks. While there, we picked up on the great work that Carlee Clark had previously done, and the story continued…. I will try to capture some snapshots for you, and I am afraid that you will see some snapshots of me in Rob’s account of our trip! Bugando Medical Center is a 900-bed tertiary care hospital that sits atop the highest hill in Mwanza overlooking the beautiful Lake Victoria. However, the

Haydom, Tanzania - Excerpts from MUSC Anesthesia

This post was written by Carlee Clark, MD

This past September I had the opportunity to return to Haydom, Tanzania with the Madaktari Program. This trip was special for many reasons. I had the opportunity to see where and how the Madaktari program originated. In addition, I had the fortune of making this trip with several other MUSC physicians: Drs. Dilantha Ellegala and Sunil Patel from the Neurosurgery department, Dr. Del Schutte from Orthopedics, and Drs. Eric Powers and Peter Zwerner from Cardiology. I described my trip to many as a week spent at a medical church camp.

Haydom, Tanzania - Excerpts from MUSC Anesthesia

BY: CARLEE CLARK, MD

This past September I had the opportunity to return to Haydom, Tanzania with the Madaktari Program. This trip was special for many reasons. I had the opportunity to see where and how the Madaktari program originated. In addition, I had the fortune of making this trip with several other MUSC physicians: Drs. Dilantha Ellegala and Sunil Patel from the Neurosurgery department, Dr. Del Schutte from Orthopedics, and Drs. Eric Powers and Peter Zwerner from Cardiology. I described my trip to many as a week spent at a medical church camp. We stayed in hospital housing

Djole African Dance and Drum Company

Based in the small community of Union Heights, in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States, Djole is an African dance and drum company that was formed in 1999 as an avenue to get disadvantaged, inner-city youth off the streets and away from drugs and crime. Developed through a project conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina and the City of North Charleston, the non-profit organisation offers West African dance and drumming lessons to youth in this primarily African-American neighbourhood, supplements after-school and educational programming in reading and math and runs

One Brain at a Time, part 2: Are medical missions doing more harm than good?
By Tony Bartelme
The Post and Courier
Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 26, 2010
Updated 02:25 p.m., July 26, 2010
 

More than 500 groups around the world run upward of 6,000 short-term medical missions a year.

The flight lands in Oregon, 9,500 miles from Tanzania. Dilan Ellegala fills his lungs. No smell of wood smoke here. He just spent the past six months volunteering in a

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