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Support Our Medical Mission to Mozambique

$13,991
55%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
35 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 08, at 11:59 PM PST
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Support Our Medical Mission to Mozambique

Cardiovascular disease is increasing rapidly in Mozambique, a country of over 29 million people. A specialized team of cardiologists led by Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green and Dr. Gregory Feld from the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health will be traveling to Mozambique for a two week medical mission in April 2019. In partnership with The Maputo Central Hospital, a teaching hospital for the University of Mozambique, the team will provide quality health care to those in need, free of cost. Additionally, the team will focus on teaching hospital staff and faculty these necessary life-saving procedures.

 

Our mission goal is to provide education, expertise and care to patients in need of cardiovascular services. This will be the second trip to Mozambique for the cardiovascular team, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining clinic at the hospital able to provide cardiovascular services for many years to come. The initial trip, which took place in 2017, proved to be very successful. A great working relationship was established with the local team of physicians, setting the stage for a long-standing partnership.

 

Our efforts for this trip will be concentrated into three areas: arrhythmia management and pacemaker implantations, echocardiography teaching and patient screening, and cardiothoracic surgery.

 

Teaching local faculty and staff life-saving procedures

  • Daily hands-on workshops and formal lectures on echocardiography

  • One-on-one teachings with staff echo sonographers

  • Educational participation through daily rounds on the ward

  • Daily morning lectures to faculty, fellows and staff

  • Daily teaching sessions and lectures with device technician 

Diagnosing and treating community members in need of cardiovascular services

  • Cardiothoracic surgery including heart valves, pediatric congenital surgery and VATS procedures.

  • Installations of pacemakers for complete heart blocks in young patients

  • Echocardiography screening of patients for valvular heart disease and heart failure

Faculty and staff traveling to Mozambique

  • Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

  • Dr. Gregory K. Feld, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

  • Dr. Bruno Cotter, Associate Clinical Professor, Cardiovascular Division

  • Dr. Anna McDivit, Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division

  • Dr. Mark Onaitis, Associate Physician, Surgery

  • Dr. Swapnil Khoche, Assistant Clinical professor, Anesthesiology

  • Monet Strachan, Manager and Technology Director, Electrocardiology

  • Dino Adamou, CV Tech

Three great ways to donate:

  • Online - use the buttons on your right to select an amount.

  • Via mail- Send your donation to:             

Nikoleta Stankova Wahl             

UC San Diego Health             

9500 Gilman Drive, #0937              

La Jolla, CA 92093

  • Via phone - (760) 799-1468

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our mission, please contact, Nikoleta Stankova Wahl at nzstankova@ucsd.edu or (760) 799-1468.

 

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$100

Educate One Person

Your contribution will help fund one local technician or nurse to go classes on pacemaker management

$250

Educate Two People

Your contribution will help fund two local technician(s) or nurse(s) to go classes on pacemaker management

$500

Offer A Day-Long Seminar

Your contribution will help fund day long seminars on pacemaker management and echocardiography

$1,000

Give A Pacemaker

Your contribution will help fund a pacemaker placement for one patient.

$2,500

Give Two Pacemakers

Your contribution will help fund a pacemaker placement for two patients.

$5,000

Provide Lung Surgery

Your contribution will help fund a minimally invasive lung surgery for one patient.

$10,000

Offer Lung and Heart Surgery

Your contribution will help fund a minimally invasive lung surgery for one patient and a heart valve surgery for one patient

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