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February 2014 - Interface Uganda

REPORT FROM MOHAMED IN TAIWAN AND PHYSIO, ISAAC IN KAGANDO HOSPITAL

REPORT FROM MOHAMED IN TAIWAN AND PHYSIO, ISAAC IN KAGANDO HOSPITAL

22nd February, 2014

Have a look in the reports section – ‘other reports’ for Mohamed Abdelrahman’s latest report from Taiwan. Interface is funding Mohamed’s stay in Taiwan while he completes his 2 year Plastic and reconstructive surgery training.  He has a further 6 months to go before he returns to Sudan, where he will be the first Sudanese reconstructive surgeon, and he is hoping to set up a plastics unit there.  Also, Isaac’s first month report from Kagando hospital, where he is helping [...]

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INTERFACE FUNDS NEW EQUIPMENT FOR SKIN GRAFTS

22nd February, 2014

Here is a report from George Galliwango about how the surgeons are using the new equipment:

Zimmer Air Dermatome

As of today, 22nd Feb 2014, we have used the dermatome on three (3) occasions.

Use of the dermatome was carefully selected depending on the large size of graft needed in single sheets; consistent thickness graft; and hard to graft areas.

Case 1:

Large sheets of good quality skin graft were needed to cover the large defect following the release of a severe neck post – [...]

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NETBALL FUN FUNDRAISING BY THERAPISTS

15th February, 2014

A great evening of sporting fun and entertainment was had at Exeter University sports facilities on 26th February, thanks to Dominic Hazell, physio at the RD&E, who organised the whole event.  Teams mainly from the RD&E physiotherapy department played a netball tournament and raised lots of money (around £200 so far counted) for Interface Uganda.  Despite not knowing any netball rules and blatantly ignoring most of them anyway, the boys physio team won, much to the [...]

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INTERFACE FUNDS UGANDAN SURGICAL TRAINEE, DARIUS IN CANADA

12th February, 2014

Interface has funded Darius (Ugandan plastic surgery trainee) a six week elective placement to experience state of the art plastic surgery training at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada.  See the ‘other reports’ section for his experiences there.

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THANK YOU TO BRIAN SOMMERLAD

2nd February, 2014

One of our trustees, Brian Sommerlad is now stepping down from the position after 10 years.  He is still much involved in overseas voluntary reconstructive surgery, including in Uganda for postgraduate teaching and operating.  He has supported the work which Andrew and Sarah are doing in Uganda, particularly helping with the training of Ugandan surgeons.  We would like to say a huge thank you for all his valued support over the last 10 years.

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