Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tweets from "Updates in Anesthesia" course.



We had a very successful "Annual Updates in Anesthesia" course (our 9th) in Kumasi, Ghana. The organizers (as always) did a superb job, and the 250+ attendees were engaged, enthusiastic and stimulating.

Below are some tweet highlights from the course:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

9th Annual Refresher Course Program


Below is the final program for our 9th Annual Refresher Course.

We're all looking forward to an informative and engaging couple of days.

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Things I Like.

Here are some interesting posts / articles / videos that recently wandered onto my radar. Some may make it into my permanent links / videos pages; some may not.
  • Private finance is key to aid efforts - In 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières donations summed $1.1bn. Were it a country, MSF would have been the 2nd largest humanitarian donor after the US.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Extreme Affordability Conference

Well, the first annual Center for Global Surgery conference is over.

As always after such events, I am left with a sense of enthusiasm, optimism and community. There are so many people from different fields and countries collaborating and using innovative approaches to the myriad problems facing the low resource world.
(And they're fun to hang out with too.)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Incomplete, biased and correct.

I was very sad to read an item on GhanaWeb about multiple deaths at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The article states that these deaths are due to faulty equipment and, consequently, doctors are refusing to carry out surgeries "for fear that the patients’ ailments might worsen at their hands".