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 15, 2007

Low-Tech, High-Touch

Michelle Gailiun writes:
This footnote from the OR today. I can't say I really know how blood is warmed up before transfusion at Duke, but this is the way they did it today in the
OR here at New Mulago Hospital in Uganda. Benefits: Cheap, reasonably effective and right at your fingertips.