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

Duke Delegation Makes the News

Lots of reporters were on hand to cover the mission - many, I suspect, due to the presence of the Minister of Health, Dr. Stephan Mallinga, who called for a continuous exchange of personnel and resources. Reporters from UBC-TV, TOPTV-Radio, Kampala, The Guardian Newspaper, the Daily Monitor, New Vision, Radio Simba and Radio West were among those who questioned Dr.Mike Haglund and leaders at the Mulago Hospital. Some of the stories were slated for today, but the front page of the Monitor today had no mention of Duke. Instead, the headline read: " Congo Troops Occupy Ugandan Territory."