23rd June, 2019
Interface regularly sends out new and used equipment for the therapy department at CoRSU hopsital to use. We have been doing this now for over 6 years on a regular basis – 3-4 times per year. As well as lots of used knee braces, fractured ankle boots, back braces and wrist splints, we also send out new splinting material and velcro. This is so that patients have be-spoke splints made for them which is crucial after any hand surgery, [...]
6th June, 2019
Interface Uganda has bought a ‘Stryker’ drill for cutting bone to make work a bit easier for the surgical team at CoRSU Hospital. Before, they used a manual drill for cutting bone which took a long time, thereby putting patients at more risk for being under anaesthetic for longer. This was an expensive piece of equipment at £12,000, so Interface is very happy to have been able to provide such a valuable piece of kit. We are all extremely grateful [...]
30th May, 2019
A huge thank you to Jane Sibley who has sourced, packed and sent all this feeding equipment to the mums and babies with cleft lips and palates who urgently need them in Uganda. Interface has paid for the equipment and transport.
30th May, 2019
Thank you to Andrew Hodges for providing this report from the Microsurgery Masterclass he attended.
Report on BAPRAS microsurgery masterclass 20-21st May 2019
Andrew Hodges 29th May 2019
Interface generously funded my flight and course fees to enable me to attend the BAPRAS microsurgery master class in Oxford.
We have been performing microsurgery at CoRSU and CORU in Kampala, Uganda since 2005. As described in a paper by Citron, we initially did not have acceptable success rates. However, over the years we have been [...]
7th May, 2019
Interface Uganda has funded the course fees, flights and accommodation for George Galiwango and Naomi Kekisa from CoRSU hospital to attend a Management of Facial Trauma course in Nairobi, Kenya.
Here is their report:
1st May, 2019
The latest feeding equipment delivery is on its way to CoRSU hospital. Sourced, packed up and sent by Jane Sibley (cleft lip and palate specialist nurse). Without these special bottles and teats, the babies born with clefts cannot feed properly, resulting in malnutrition and starvation. They need feeding up and to gain weight before they can undergo surgery for their cleft lip and or palate.
22nd April, 2019
Interface Uganda has funded the trip for 3 of the trainee plastic surgeons (Doctors Obady, Irene and Joseph) from CoRSU to attend the 3 week microsurgery course at Ganga Hospital. Have a look at their full report here.
Microsurgical skills are essential for the reconstructive surgeon to enhance their ability to provide holistic surgical care and management of complex defects especially during secondary reconstruction but most importantly primary reconstruction in the setting of acute trauma. To acquire these skills, one needs [...]