About UNC Project-Uganda

In 2004, a group of UNC physicians established the Amal Murarka International Pediatric Health Foundation in memory of their colleague, Dr. Amal Murarka, who died unexpectedly in 2003. The foundation sent a medical team to Kampala to establish the country's first pediatric intensive care unit at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University, where Dr. Murarka had previously conducted research. Subsequent work in 2007 and 2008 focused on pediatric cardiac surgery. The foundation not only built a cardiac ICU, but also performed a total of 21 life-saving pediatric cardiac surgeries.

In 2008 the foundation partnered with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to establish UNC Project-Uganda.


The UNC Project-Uganda was established to support sustainable delivery of compassionate and competent health care to infants, children, and adolescents in Uganda; to improve the medical knowledge of the Ugandan health care workforce through in-country training and a physician exchange program; and to provide advanced medical equipment, medications, and services necessary for the delivery of compassionate and competent pediatric care in Uganda.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The kids: 1 month post-op


Tim said...

Helen: Have so enjoyed following this amazing work of you and your team on your blog. Congratulations on all of this work and for completing the Carolina First Campaign....you must be reqady for a rest! :-) hope to see you in RDU, GSO or here in London! All the ver best, Tim Warmath (tim.warmath@gmail.com)

Tim said...

Helen: What amazing work and I have so enjoyed following the accomplishments of you and your team on this blog. Congratulations too on the successful finish of the Carolina First Campaign....you must be ready for a rest! :-) Hope to see you in RDU, GSO or perhaps you have an upcoming visit to London? Take care and all the very best! Tim Warmath (tim.warmath@gmail.com)