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.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

UNC Project makes first telemedicine link to Mulago Hospital

UNC Project Uganda with the support of the National Institutes of Health, has established its first telemedicine link to the School of Medicine at Makerere University. This crucial next step is part of the expanding goals and objectives of UNC Project Uganda to incorporate telemedicine and distance learning to improve the health of the Ugandan people by improving the education and training of Uganda physicians and healthcare providers. Dr Benny Joyner, Dept of Anesthesia, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is leading this initiative for UNC Project Uganda.


Diane said...
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Diane said...

How wonderful! What efforts are being made to involve the nursing schools in Uganda with teleconferencing with our NC Schools of Nursing?

Hye said...

This is gorgeous!