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.

Friday, August 17, 2007

More Pictures

Michelle Gailiun writes:

Right up to the last day, our docs and nurses were still pumpin' in the OR.

Top - Here's Teresa Cordero doing a little one-on-one with a member of the Ugandan team.

Bottom - Yvonne Carver filled me in on what a circulating nurse does. (She is one.) Basically, she is the link between the sterile surgical arena and the rest of the world. So a circulating nurse can go into a back room like this one and pull out supplies, go check on the patient's family, move scopes and lamps around the rooms...all sorts of useful things, and always busy.