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Texas Childrens Hospital saving lives in Malawi and Tanzania
August 12, 2014

A medical delegation from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, returned with successful stories to share from their medical mission trips to Malawi and Tanzania.

The delegation was welcomed by Dr. Peter Kazembe, Executive Director, and staff of the TCH/Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Center of Excellence in Malawi. They received supplies provided by Medical Bridges and helped put them to good use. The TCH surgical team performed 20 successful surgeries and provided shoulder-to-shoulder and didactic training to Malawian surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, medical officers, and medical students at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Capital of Malawi.

The second medical trip was to Tanzania where the team carried out 21 more surgeries and trained healthcare workers at the Sengerema Designated District Hospital in Tanzania. The surgical team was received by the Director of the hospital, Doctor Sister Maria José, who has been running the hospital for several years. She was very appreciative of the quality of the supplies that were donated –for the team’s immediate us as well as enough to leave behind.

(top to bottom)
(1) Dr. Peter Kazembe and staff receiving the donation.
(2) Two Malawian healthcare workers take the supplies to the operating room.

(3) Doctor Sister Maria José receiving the donated medical supplies.



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