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.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Doctors Screen Patients All Day

Duke Docs spent all day Saturday screening dozens of patients who had come from miles around hoping they would be treated. Here, Dr. Mike Haglund looks at some images of the patient in the foreground as Senthil Radhakrishnan looks on. To Haglund's left is Ssenyonjo Hussein, MD, a neurosurgeon at Mulago who was trained in Germany. Most of the physicians here speak many languages. The surgeon on the far right speaks English, German, Chinese and Russian - as well as the native Ugandan languages.