Dr Russel White, middle left, operates on a damaged heart valve in Kenya

MISSIONARY SURGEON TAKES ON CHILDHOOD HEART DISEASE IN AFRICA

  • Stipends and housing for trainees. Dr. White anticipates having two trainees per year in the three-year fellowship program, which has been approved by the College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. The trainees will learn how to operate on heart valves, congenital heart disease, esophageal cancer, tuberculosis and other disease of the chest.
  • Equipment for the lab and ICU, such as ultrasound scanners, ventilators, and blood gas analyzers
  • Training the community team to detect cases of heart disease. Early detection allows prevention of another attack of strep throat with antibiotics. If a patient already has rheumatic heart disease, then another bout of strep throat and rheumatic fever can further damage the heart valves.

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