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Health experts flown in to treat Kampala bombing victims

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Medical experts at a briefing yesterday. Photo by Jimmy Siya













The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) has deployed ten medical experts to support Mulago National Hospital in efforts to treat patients injured in the July 11 bomb blasts in Kampala. Doctors mostly from Kenya are experts in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, intensive care and psychology started worked yesterday as they complement efforts of Ugandan doctors. The Ministry of Health approached AMREF because of its past experience in handling patients after the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi that killed about 212 people. AMREF has also brought in emergency supplies to support Mulago Hospital. 

Dr. John Wachira, head of surgical outreach at AMREF talks to the doctors at Mulago about the task ahead of them. Photo by Jimmy Siya













At least 40 people were left in critical condition when the twin bombs struck Kampala. AMREF has been at the forefront of emergency health care for over 50 years.The organisation dispatches mobile doctors, nurses and paramedics who volunteer their time to treat patients who would have otherwise not accessed specialist care.


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