Missions Report

2010 Mission Stats

DAY

MED/SURG

DENTAL

OPTICAL

LAB

  HIV

 

LAB

HCG/MALARIA

SYPHILLIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

89

0

 

0

0

MONDAY

208

47

 

85

76

TUESDAY

415

51

 

75

90

WEDNESDAY

457

72

 

68

123

THURSDAY

632

92

 

103

32

FRIDAY

364

75

 

46

16

           

TOTAL

2165

337

595

 377

337

SURGERY CASES

   56

       

GRAND TOTAL

3867

       

 

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Dr. Lent in Uganda - Part 2

Part 2

Near the beginning of my week volunteering with Operation Heal Africa Foundation in Bombo, Uganda, my daughter came rushing over with an elderly gentleman in tow. “Dad, I think there is someone here that you need to take a look at” and proceeded to introduce me to a kind, elegantly dressed, soft-spoken, man named Christopher, whose appearance stood in stark contrast to the dirty, smoky and poor conditions that surrounded us.  He politely approached me, and while removing his hat, he asked if I could help him with what turned out to be a baseball-sized tumor growing out of his forehead.  He, accompanied by his caring son, waited patiently throughout that week as we strove to break through the bureaucratic nightmare that envelops the Ugandan medical system.  His plight embodied everything that we encountered and overcame while serving the people of Uganda.

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Dr. Lent in Uganda - Part 1

Part 1

I have just returned from an amazing experience in Uganda, where I had the privilege of participating in a medical mission that treated nearly 3,000 patients. The people we treated came from near and far, some traveling for days over hundreds of miles, just for the rare opportunity to get some medical care. The team, sponsored by Operation Heal Africa Foundation, was made up of seventeen Americans, and many Ugandan physicians, nurses and volunteers, who strove to provide a broad cross-section of medical care including general medicine, pediatrics, eye care, gynecology and surgical services. The most important volunteer on our team, in my humble unbiased opinion, was my daughter who plans to pursue a career in medicine. We mostly treated the common problems seen everywhere, but also had the opportunity to treat illnesses rarely found in the U.S. such as Malaria and Tuberculosis. Several members of our team saw problems most American physicians have never seen such as tertiary Syphilis and Elephantiasis. Of course there were the expected cultural idiosyncrasies to overcome. The equatorial heat and humidity were oppressive. The constant hanging smoke from burnt garbage made one long for the comparatively crystal clean air of smoggy Los Angeles. What a world for a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, http://www.mybestplasticsurgeon.com, to find himself in!

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Operation Heathy Africa Foundation (formerly known as Operation Heal Africa) is a CA non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization

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