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, October 3, 2009

The Blue Devil connection

We are so pleased to have Dr. Stacy Peterson Carmichael (former Tar Heel) and Jeannie Koo, RN, PNP, join us on this mission. Both have brought their knowledge and skills from the other end of Tobacco Road on the Road to Uganda. Stacy is staffing the PICU while Jeannie is working the "lobster shift" to keep the kids recovering.

But is the lobster shift in Uganda the day shift in Durham?


Sandi said...

Hey Stacie! It's so good to see you back with the team...you're a Tar Heel at heart. Thank you all for making it happen so well over there in Kampala. blessings, Sandi

Sandi said...

Speaking of night shifts, Susan, how's it goin'? Not very many pics of the night team yet. Everyone okay? Praying so. Everyone back here in the PICU is thinking of you all and proud of the mission. blessings, Sandi