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.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Good News and Good News Coverage

Michelle Gailiun writes:

I mean, it's really good news - on lots of levels. (I first wrote about Nelson in the post "Fought for You")

Check it out: This is little Nelson on his father's lap, sister, and mom in red on the left - all reading news in the Daily Monitor about his remarkable recovery! The Duke surgical story was highlighted on the front page again and then inside, almost a full page including the shot of Dr. Zomorodi you saw yesterday, a very well-written story and even an editorial. The Mulago staff was especially pleased ( and somewhat surprised) with the coverage because the Monitor is seen as an independent voice and is sometimes critical of Mulago's performance.

Nelson was running a bit of a fever today but Ali said it's normal...besides, he has malaria, too.