Dr. Souare finishes neurosurgery training – comes back ready to teach

Dr. Souare operates in Uganda Dr. Souare, a Guinean neurosurgeon who has been involved in our hydrocephalus project since its very beginning, finished CURE Uganda’s intensive endoscopic training and is back in Conakry ready to impart the knowledge he acquired to his colleagues. The endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/PC) process taught by CURE, eliminates the need for shunts, an expensive piece of equipment that is hard to obtain in Guinea and which can cause the necessity for multiple surgeries due to blockages or other malfunctions.

Dr Souare During the practical portion of the training, neurosurgeons perform over 100 endoscopic surgical interventions to treat a number of neurological conditions, including hydrocephalus, in order to satisfy the stringent requirements for certification. The goals of the session include learning and performing surgeries, as well as knowing how to impart the information to colleagues and form a competent team in the surgeon’s native country.

Dr Souare performs ETV Armed with this knowledge, Dr. Souare has returned to Guinea and is excited about the opportunity to use an alternate treatment to cure children suffering from hydrocephalus. “I am ready and excited to have received this knowledge and be able to help, not only the victims of hydrocephalus, but my colleagues, by teaching them this method to treat the condition” said Dr. Souare.

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  • Donka Hospital serves over 43,000 people. The entire hospital has only one ultrasound machine.

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