A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa

by Tony Bartelme | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0807044881 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pinklady60 of San Diego, California USA on 6/29/2017
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Journal Entry 2 by pinklady60 at San Diego, California USA on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Neurosurgeon Dr. Dilan Ellegala arrives in Tanzania thinking he’s there to help the locals by performing much-needed surgeries. But what he discovers makes him realize that a better way of helping those with head injuries or brain tumors is for him to teach local medical assistants how to perform the surgeries themselves. This is the beginning of Madaktari Africa, an organization whose mission is to advance medical expertise and care in sub-Saharan Africa through the training and education of local medical personnel, thus improving health care and medical autonomy by investing knowledge, skills, and time, rather than just dollars, into the Tanzanian healthcare infrastructure.

This book really captured my attention, even with all the medical terms with which I am unfamiliar. I’ve long thought that charitable dollars could be used in a much more sustaining way. Thanks to Dilan who had this vision, it is gradually happening in Tanzania.

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