MEDICAL AND SURGERY MISSIONS ABROAD
Paedriatic surgery missions in Benin
2 missions of paedriatic surgery are in Benin in September. Our teams of physicians and para-medical volunteers work at the hospital Saint-Jean-de-Dieu of Tanguiéta in the north of Benin.
The “Chaîne de l’Espoir “(Chain of Hope) develops with the teams of this hospital long term projects, including nursing for children, education and medical equipment.
ENT Surgery mission: from 2nd to 9th September
The team, under the supervision of Dr. Michel Dewever, pediatric ENT surgeon at Chirec, is comprised of 6 specialists in pediatric ENT surgery, and a coordinator who will be in charge of the practical and logistic aspects inherent to this mission.
Dr. Georges Verougstraete, ENT and maxillo-facial surgeon
Dr. Afshin Yousefpour, ENT and maxillo-facial surgeon
Dr. Patricia Pelc, ENT
Dr. Julien Kersten, anesthetist
Mrs. Caroline Boucaut, Mrs. Laura Marchesi, nurses
During one week of work, 77 consultations have been given, 35 operations performed, whereof 16 children!
Orthopedic surgery mission: from 16th to 25th September
The team, under the supervision of Dr. Pierre-Louis Docquier, orthopedic surgeon at the University Clinics Saint-Luc in Brussels, is comprised of 8 specialists in pediatrics, all as volunteers:
Dr. Jean-Paul Dusabe, surgeon
Dr. Thierry Pirotte, anesthetist
Mrs. Christine Dames and Mrs. Cyrielle Fauviot, nurses
Mr. Henri Callier, plasterer (cast)
Mr. Nicolas Peeters, kinesiologist
Mr. Yves Devreese, ortho-prosthetist
Mrs. Solande De Wouters, assistant orthopedics
During each mission, tens of children will be operated and treated and will be seen at the consultation in order to direct them to the most efficient treatment.
Mission Senegal Dakar: from 3rd to 13th September
The aim of this mission is to formalize the collaboration between the Chaîne de l’Espoir Belgium and the local partners and to provide a training (quality approach).
Damien Desmet, pediatric orthopedist surgeon at the CHU Amboise Paré in Mons will join the mission to evaluate whether orthopedic surgery missions, ENT (in collaboration with the Chaîne de l’Espoir Luxemburg) and urological missions can be undertaken locally.
CHILDREN IN BELGIUM
2 young Congolese children are expected in September and October to be operated of a serious heart defect at the University Clinics Saint-Luc in Brussels. They will travel, accompanied by our partner Aviation Sans Frontières Belgique (Aviation without Borders Belgium ), and will be welcomed by the medical teams and their foster families.
It is each time a beautiful chain of solidarity that gets into place to make healing possible.
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Jean-Paul, 12 years and Melvine, 4 years, have both to be operated of a serious heart malformation that hampers their development and threatens their life.