By Vincent Shaba
The second INTERPLAST Team (Orthopedic Surgical Specialists) arrived on the 24th of February from Germany to assist people with plastic and surgical ailments. This team comprises of 5 people including Doctors, Nurses, Anesthetists and assistants. The Specialists deal with conditions including fractures, cleft lips and palates, malformation of hands/legs, extensive burn scars and bone and soft tissue tumours. Additionally, this team has a specialist in goiter operations.
The team was happy on arrival and looking forward to work with the local team of Chitipa District Hospital. The relationship between Interplast and local practitioners has been good.
The last team that visited Malawi last January had successful surgical operations. They assisted 82 patients within a period of 2 weeks. Another team is expected to arrive in the country in April and will operate from Karonga.
Thanks to the Interplast organisation for this great work.