The story of Madaktari is featured in "STAT"!
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The new version of the book by our founder: Dr. Dilan Ellegala keeps receiving great reviews!
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This was our first time ever to have participated in the annual conference of the American College of Cardiology. It was a busy three-day event with over 15,000 participants.
The objective of our participation was 1) to establish visibility, 2) to attract new volunteers, and 3) to obtain donations or link up with potential collaborators.
We were present with a team of four: Dr. Eric Powers (MUSC), Dr. Mazen Albaghdadi (Massachusetts General Hospital), Dr. Raj Patel (Ochsner Health System), and our Managing Director: Maarten Hoek.
It was a busy time and we are pleased to announce that we have recruited over 60 new volunteers and 3 main collaborators.
We feel confident that with this extra help we can bring cardiology services to new underserved populations within Tanzania and possibly Ethiopia.
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The new and updated version of our book is now up for sale in the US. The title of this new version is: "A surgeon in the village"
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Dr. Peter O'Brien and Specialist Cardiac Nurse Kayla Norton are back in Dar es Salaam to continue
training of Cath Lab personnel.
Madaktari Africa will be present at the ACC 2017 EXPO!
Closer to date we will give more details on location of our booth. We are very proud to be represented by Dr. Eric Powers and Dr. Mazen Albaghdadi who will be present to answer any of your questions. No questions come to mind? Ask them about one of their many amazing stories from Tanzania.
Thanks to generous donations we raised
$17,000 over the festive season.
A big thank you to all of you who took the
effort and time to support us.
Amali, a madaktari volunteer has a paper accepted for publication in the journal of world of Neurosurgery. This paper details how Madaktari's model works. We will keep you posted on when it will be published and available online.
A New Source of Nonprofit Neurosurgical
Amali M. Fernandoa, Joyce S. Nicholasb, Peter O’Brienc, Hamisi Shabanid, Mohamed Janabie, Peter Kisengef, Dilantha B. Ellegalag, R. Daniel Bassh Corresponding Author: Amali M. Fernandoa
Send forth the healing sun is now in the top 150 of most sold books!
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On Monday 5 September an event for paediatric cardiac screening was held at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute. It was a busy day with 135 children attending for the free screening.
Fifteen of the children were found to be so ill they are already scheduled for an operation. In addition, 20 more children were placed on monitoring and medication. A further 15 children were on cardiac related medication which was found to be unnecessary. Of the remaining children 60 had respiratory issues, malnutrition and/or dental issues.
Of the fifteen children scheduled for an immediate intervention, the most common diagnosis was a septum between the left and right ventricle, and Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs between two of the major arteries connected to the heart.
After intervention, all children are expected to leave a normal life. Without intervention, most of these kids are unlikely to make it their fifth birthday.
Each intervention costs around $4000. Please help us by donating.
The first chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Africa has now officially been opened!
The Lead for the East African ACC chapter is: Prof. Elijah Ogola
Our country director, Prof. Mohammed Janabi is the lead for Tanzania
The opening of this Chapter of ACC in Africa will help our cause of continuous capacity building in Tanzania
Interview with Dr. Dilan Ellegala - CEO of Madaktari and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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