A 28-member team of health care professionals from Duke University Medical Center is carrying nine tons of surplus medical equipment and donated supplies to the 1500-bed New Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Mulago Hospital staff will be trained to use and maintain the new equipment then surgeons from both countries will join in conducting a number of brain and spinal surgeries.

The project is administered by Duke’s Global Health Institute.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Excited About the Trip

Dr. Michael Haglund writes:

“I’m very excited right now and scrambling around with the rest of the team to make sure we have things like surge protectors and converters and oxygen hoses and all the right anesthetizing agents. I’m telling everyone to reserve half of their luggage room for medical supplies. We have six tons of stuff going over now. I’m very thankful that we got some new donations. I feel the financial pressure has lifted a bit. I don’t think these guys have any idea of what’s coming their way. I think we’re going to see a lot of happy faces on the other side.”