Dr. Keita Ikeda, University of Virginia,  travels to Uganda several times per year with teams from Duke University to help improve anesthesiology infrastructure.

Worldwide, more than 95% of the medical equipment at hospitals and clinics in low-income countries is imported. Yet, Duke research shows that 40-95% of this equipment is broken or out of service.

Duke research has shown that with more functioning medical equipment, there are fewer wait times for surgery, more treatments available for premature infants and more accurate patient diagnosis. The training program and research could possibly lead to lower hospital mortality rates in the future.

Blog of a Ugandian experience: 2017 – Amanda Lamb (reporter from WRAL)

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