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.
MissionThe 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, October 11, 2008
Patricia G...2.5 yrs...PDA ligation
Kato N...13 yrs...secundum ASD closure
Edwin K...3 yrs...perimembranous VSD and sub aortic membrane repair
Linet K...10 yrs...Coarctation of the aorta repair
Oct 9 (Ugandan Independence Day)
Caroline K...11 yrs...secundum ASD closure
Dickson N...5 yrs...secundum ASD closure
Ryan K...3 yrs...secundum ASD with partial anomalous pulmonary
venous return (repair with baffle)
Sam T... 3 yrs...perimembranous VSD closure
Rogers B...17 yrs...secundum ASD closure
PDA ligation (TBA)