Helping Children with Colorectal Issues Mwanza, Tanzania

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Enjoy reading our humble beginning ; Year 2013,February (11-16) At the “District Hospital” City of Kisumu (Kenya), a course consisting of 41 doctors and nurses , was coordinated by Prof. Carlo Pezcoller in collaboration with Prof. Harikesh Buch (India) . Our travel expenses were supported by the LFSC project of Italy The city of Kisumu ( 400,000 inhabitants ) was chosen for his strategic position ( on the banks of Victoria Lake , near the border with Tanzania and Uganda), which would allow the participation of doctors and nurses from all three countries. LFSC project landed for the first time in Africa , Continent where the number of ostomates is constantly increasing. This situation is explained by the fact that nowadays there are more hospitals in Africa and therefore it is possible to treat those diseases which before were not cured at all and quickly wore patients to death. Unfortunately, even children can suffer for a stoma and Enock Oduor Odero Mwanza (Tanzania) who attended the course, told us that on the Lake Victoria banks in Tanzania, many children are born with colorectal conditions and this is incompatible with life if you do not practice urgently a stoma. The reason of the high incidence of this malformation is unclear. There were 41 participants who took training during this course. Out of these 3 doctors & nurses from Uganda, 4 were from Tanzania & rest were from Kenya including a surgeon from Kisumu. Ms Sally Agallo, secretary of “ Stoma World Kenya “ from Nairobi, also participated in this workshop.

Nyanza Kenya Ostomy Association

Posted On Jul 16, 2018

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