I am happy to announce that the Rwandan Ministry of Health, with the aid and encouragement of IOWD, is in the process of building a 3rd operating room at Kibagabaga Hospital in Kigali. This is the primary hospital where the team operates while in Rwanda. Having a third operating room will allow surgeons to perform more surgeries with more specialists than are currently possible with only two operating rooms.
For our mission in February, this means that a gynecologist could operate on the same days as the urogynecology team. This is a big deal; currently, the gynecologist only has one or two days to operate, when the urogyn team takes a day off.
This operating room will need to be outfitted with many thousands of dollars in medical supplies: an anesthesia machine, an operating table, lights, sinks, and lots more. IOWD needs your help to fill a shipping container with these supplies and ship it across the ocean, then across Africa. To read more about how to donate to IOWD, click here.
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