Medical training in Africa and Asia, with Judith Goh and her team, has had to curtail a planned visit to Micronesia in April due to Australians having to be quarantined for two weeks before entering the country. For busy doctors, that’s too long!
However, results coming from other places encourages them to keep on keeping on.
- Local health care professionals are performing procedures independently;
- Local Nurses are being upskilled;
- Doctors are emailing us to report back on women that they have treated themselves;
- Uganda (Kagando and St Paul’s) has started to train nurses for cervical screening outreach in remote areas
Medical Work is Costly
Work of this nature costs a lot, but it’s great to report that the project is on target financially. Expenses are high as the following shows:
- Myanmar in July 2020: $8,000.00
- Uganda in September 2020: $75,000.00
- Uganda: cervical screening 2020: $30,000.00
- Myanmar in December 2020: $8,000.00
- Instruments: $25,000.00
Please Come Back
As a result of our visit to Myanmar in December 2019, the following happened:
- 76 women seen in outpatients (36 in Yangon and 40 in Mandalay);
- 55 women operated (25 in Yangon and 30 in Mandalay);
- Perineal trauma workshop (hands-on) in Yangon for rural midwives;
- Pessary for prolapse workshop in Yangon for trainee gynaecologists;
- Vacuum extraction workshop in Yangon and Mandalay.
The lovely part about this work is that we have good relationships with local authorities, local staff, and local beneficiaries – the women whom we serve and who are so grateful for the assistance. They not only welcome us but request us to return and in Myanmar, they even had an official opening and closing ceremony for the workshops.
If you would like to contribute to training medical personnel in Africa and Asia, then please click on “Donate to this project” and you will be taken to the project page with the donate buttons. And don t forget that we have a “Soirée” with fantastic food coming up on March 28. Read more…