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CHUK-The tradition of the intercontinental medicare mission to soften the post-traumatic sequels of Genocide takes on a new face

"More than a Plastic Surgery and Maxillo Facial, the Intercontinental Medicare Mission takes flight to the high specialization in Surgery"

For six years, CHUK The University Teaching Hospital of Kigali has hosted Indian Delegations in Medical Mission, members of Rotary International India District 3080. For the sixth time, this international medical mission was held in last August and early September 2017 and set to work for a joint operation of surgical treatments by the high specialties in neurosurgery and Urology with the CHUK team ; resulting in 80 surgeries in one week.

In previous years, Rotary International’s medical mission focused mainly on plastic and orthopedic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and even the rehabilitation of fragmented bone areas, including dressing and softening post-traumatic complications for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide; the trend is to go higher to support the local team in large-scale surgical operations with state-of-the-art equipment: Around 500 patients in total have already benefited from quality treatments from the international medical mission with Rotary at CHUK, a good tradition in recent years that gives good results in terms of care and exchange of medical expertise.

During these medical missions with international rotary different cases of patients were treated, an average of 20 cases per day, have benefited from this treatment both expensive and rare in Rwanda; essentially the survivors of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide whose after-effects were still visible.

The Director General of the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali Professor Theobald Hategekimana, delighted with this charity work that has become a tradition at the CHUK Hospital, pointed out that not only were many complicated cases of accidents and genocide scars treated during these medical missions on a regular basis annualy, but it is a good opportunity for Rwandan surgeons to strengthen their capacity in plastic, orthopedic and maxillofacial surgery in collaboration with foreign specialists and far from it, the director general of the hospital reassured that the trend Exchanging much more in super specialties will have a much more positive impact in terms of high quality care for the Rwandan population.

Proud of the international medical mission at the CHUK, the Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumba welcomed this contribution of quality and assistance in high specialty and plastic and maxillofacial and orthopedic surgery in Rwanda to the credit of specialists coming from the Asian continent.

One of the leaders of this medical mission Rajendra K.Saboo has reinforced that their interventions in Rwanda on an annual basis is motivated by the health system in Rwanda and political will, which ownership is the development of the medical field, facilitating know-how in the clinic and paramedical areas to provide quality health care in Rwanda. This medical mission was facilitated by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Rotary Club 9150 of Rwanda.

One of patients who had been involved in a motorcycle accident for more than a year, spotted at home after having benefited from the operation on his right leg Mr. Hakizimana Albert from the district of Bugesera, whose necrotic wound healed with difficulty, showed his joy to revive in great shape after this medical mission because very confident of the noticeable improvement in his status of health.

Henceforth the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali CHUK is Patient Centered , providing quality health care in the process of accreditation by 2020, after a good listing by the South African company COHSASA in July 2014, crossing over 10 years a rigorous survey on the environment and the nature of care and services at CHUK hospital.
It should be noted that in addition to the aforementioned intercontinental medical surgery mission for a sixth time in Rwanda, a partnership in cardiology between India and Rwanda has established its roots. Already about thirty Rwandan children with various cardiac complications, mainly congenital patients, have undergone cardiac surgery in India under the auspices of the Rotary Club International.

By Pascal Mbuguje PRO CHUK