Dr. Souare attends intensive neurosurgery training program in Uganda!

Dr. Souare operates in UgandaDr. Ibrahma Souare, a neurosurgery pioneer in Guinea and member of AFG’s Hydrocephalus Project team, is attending a three month extensive Surgeon Training Program offered by CURE, an international NGO that has revolutionized the treatment of Hydrocephalus. An outstanding neurosurgeon with decades of experience and an amazing drive to improve healthcare in Guinea, Dr. Souare has been involved with AMEHG and AFG from the very onset of our efforts to diagnose and treat children suffering from the debilitating disease.

 

CURE Uganda has been helping children suffering from a variety of neurological diseases for over a decade. They have developed and implemented a ground-breaking, minimally invasive endoscopic surgical procedure to treat Hydrocephalus, which is a preferable method to the traditional shunt surgery in certain cases. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/PC) eliminates the need for expensive shunts and significantly reduces the possibility that a child may need subsequent surgeries to treat the condition. CURE has trained surgeons from all over the globe on this procedure, as well as on the proper use of the necessary equipment and its maintenance.

 

At the end of the training period, having satisfied CURE’s exigent requirements and passed a certification exam, Dr Souare will be not only able to competently perform ETV/PC surgery and be adept at maintaining the endoscopy equipment that AFG hopes to be able to purchase for use in Donka National Hospital, but will also have the knowledge to train others to perform the procedure. The state-of-the-art materials obtained from CURE will be the first of their kind to be brought to Guinea and will greatly benefit children suffering from Hydrocephalus, as well as hundreds of patients who visit the hospital and are in need of endoscopic procedures. This effort is made possible by the generosity of AFG’s supporters. The endoscopy tools cost over $50,000.00. Please consider making a donation to allow us to provide this essential equipment to the people of Guinea.

For more information about CURE’s Hydrocephalus Surgeon Training Program (CHSTP), visit CURE’s website at www.cure.org

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