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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Farewell, Godspeed, Good luck!

Michelle Gailiun writes:

We caught Chancellor Victor Dzau thanking physician assistant Senthil Radhakrishnan for volunteering to join more than 20 others from Duke on a medical mission to Uganda. The group leaves tomorrow, taking nine tons of new and surplus medical equipment from Duke University Hospital to New Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Dzau called the mission "inspirational" and a tribute to Duke's commitment to global health and the Duke Global Health Institute. There's a lot of work ahead: A Ugandan surgeon told us that 270 people from 70 families were already lined up outside the hospital hoping to register for surgery.