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Update from Mohamed Abdelrahmen

8th April, 2017
Interface Uganda supported Mohamed Abdelrahmen, a general surgeon from Sudan, in his training to become a plastic surgeon.  He worked with Andrew Hodges briefly – visiting and working for a short while at Corsu hospital.  The training  fellowship was for 2 years at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan – it is a renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Unit (Vikram Devaraj spent 3 months there when he was training in Plastics).   Interface funded his air fare and a bit of [...]

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Isaac’s triathlon triumph!

20th March, 2017

Thank you to Isaac and Sue Moger, who have spent last Friday and Saturday fundraising for us, raising a total of £904.45 to split between Interface Uganda and Bramble ward at the RD&E.

Sue held a coffee and cake morning in her village hall on Friday, and Isaac completed his first triathlon on Saturday!  He swam 4 lengths at Exmouth pool, followed by a bike ride to Lympstone and back, then a run around [...]

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Katie’s Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge

19th March, 2017

Thank you to Katie Aldridge, who is walking up 3 mountains and raising money for us – here is why:

As most of you know, my amazing daughter was born with Pierre Robin Sequence with a cleft palate. Sylvie was lucky enough to be born in a country where she has the best care possible, the best support possible and some of the best surgeons in the world. Some children aren’t that fortunate. Some children will go through life with unrepaired clefts [...]

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More equipment for the therapy and orthotic departments has arrived

14th March, 2017

The equipment we collected and sent has now arrived at CoRSU hospital.  We also sent out some new splinting material (the white sheets you can see in the photos).  The therapists cannot get hold of this in Uganda, so we send some out every 3-4 months.  The splinting material is heated and moulded (often used after hand injuries and surgery).  It is important, as it can be easily removed (unlike a plaster of Paris cast) for the patient to [...]

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Soft bottles for cleft babies are so beneficial

5th March, 2017

A new message from Bertha (nutritionist at CoRSU) to Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist in Oxford):

‘Hi Jane Here are some pictures of a baby using the bottle and teat.  The mothers love the teats, they are durable. This particular baby gained 480g in two weeks – the mother is expressing her milk.’

Jane Sibley recently sent out a box full of soft bottles and teats, so it is wonderful to see them being used so effectively.

Thank you to everyone who [...]

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Feeding bottles for cleft babies arrived in Uganda

22nd February, 2017

The soft feeding bottles have arrived in Uganda.  Here is the email from Bertha (the nutritionist at CoRSU) to Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist in Oxford):

Dear Jane,

I am happy to inform you that we finally received the bottles and teats. In total we received 52 bottles, 49 pairs of teats and 30 feeding spoons.

Attached in this mail are the photos of us receiving the items.

The whole team thanks you and everyone in the UK for this generous donation. I [...]

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Interface funds George Galliwango to attend conference in Mombasa

17th January, 2017

Interface Uganda has funded George (head of plastics surgery at CoRSU hospital) to attend the 17th COSECSA AGM  and scientific conference in Mombasa.  It was held on December 5th-9th 2016. From this, George will suggest improvements and updates to the course for the trainee surgeons at CoRSU.

(COSECSA = College of Surgeons from East, Central and South Africa)

To read his report, click here.

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