Entries in this section describe work that is planned in the future, so that interested pediatric surgeons can join trips that are already organized. Entries in this section might also describe work that is needed by pediatric surgeons in low- and middle-income countries, so that potential volunteers can connect with these surgeons to meet their needs.
I have been working and arranging for CME surgical visits in Solomon Islands for the past 3 years. The medical services need upgrading. There is no CT scanner but the surgeons are skilled, dedicated and diligent. They wish to establish regular CME and professional exchanges with US doctors. There is much work to be done in Solomon Islands. The surgeons are skilled and dedicated, infrastructure at NRH is satisfactory. There is no surgical care available in the provincial hospitals. Over 50% of the population is pediatric. I have repaired patent urachus, branchial cleft cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, pediatric hernias and many foreign body extractions. There are imperforate anus and tracheal-esophageal atresias as well.
Provide education and training for local surgeons and nurses at Children's Hospital #1 (workshop, work rounds, seminars)and Pham Ngoc Thuoc Medical School (lectures), perform complex neonatal and pediatric surgeries,perform procedures for day surgery at Children's Hospital #1 and Da Nang Hospital.