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.

Monday, October 5, 2009

When the night comes. . .

The night team is often less recognized, not for the lack of impact or importance, but merely the fact that the sun has set, the moon has risen and quiet has come to the city....everywhere except the ICU. Jeannie Koo, Susan Van Fleet, Diane Yorke and the 3 PICU Docs (yep....that included Gene Freid) keep things going after a long day of activity in the OR and ICU.


Sandi said...

It is awesome to see how well the kids are doing. Y'all look marvelous too! And what a great job keeping the kids off vents, Gene...blessings, Sandi

Jessica said...

These children are truly blessed to have such an amazing team caring for them! You all are leading by example through your heartfelt desire to care for others! I am honored to know such wonderful people and be part of the "home team"! I'm sure all of SVF's nursing skills and knowledge are appreciated by the night shift, but have they experienced any of her baking abilities?!?!:) The UNC PICU misses you all!- Jessica (Price) Martin

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