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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sorry for the lack of communication

We have had no internet access for the last 2 days. We have brief power outages, particularly during rain storms and late at night. Fortunately Greg Griffin, our perfusionist, had prepared the bypass machine for battery operation, so the surgery could continue without complication. Access to our hospital email web accounts has also been sporadic. SORRY!

1 comment:

Butch Bryson said...

Internet problems are standard here in the Texas Hills too, so, no problem. Happy to get occasional news when you are able and learn you are getting jb done under trying conditions.
Butch Bryson