Two surgeon specialists, four Physician Assistants, two Anethesis Nurses, Registered Nurses and a team of medical workers from the United States of America have brought smiles to many residents in the Northern district headquarters town of Kabala in the Koinadugu District.
The team which arrived in the country on April 7th, 2016 will depart on the 18th this month after treating many more sick people in them area. The team of volunteers was convinced by Sierra Leoneans resident in the USA who expressed the need for the Doctors to come and help their compatriots many of whom cannot afford medical cost.
The Team leader Ralph Salvagno, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon is quoted to have that their objective is to help develop and improve the healthcare system at Kabala Government Hospital in Sierra Leone and to facilitate training of medical professionals in modern healthcare delivery services.
He said their primary focus is to improve the delivery of healthcare by mobilizing the power of volunteer medical professionals in the United States to assist in providing the training needed. “In addition to our first surgical mission in April 2016, we plan to offer Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and emergency treatment training. By providing these trainings, we will
be able to improve the standards of surgical and critical care at Kabala Government Hospital in a sustainable manner”, Salvagno is quoted to have said.
Below is the team of Volunteers:
o Ralph Salvagno, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon
o Frank Collins, MD – General Surgeon
o Stephanie Burroughs, RN
o Susan Bauxbaum, RN
o Brittany Bradford, RN
o Badara Kamara, Logistics
o John Cole, Logistics
o Mercy, RN
o Malik Jalloh, CRNA
o Jeremy King, CRNA
o Ron Munson, ST
o Ron Sprull, PA
o Kathleen Woodward, PA