NEUROENDOSCOPY AND HYDROCEPHALUS IN EAST AFRICA

NEUROENDOSCOPY AND HYDROCEPHALUS IN EAST AFRICA

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A project developed with the aim of teaching Neuroendoscopy for the treatment of Hydrocephalus in children in the 11 countries of Central and East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles. One of the top priorities is to consolidate and extend the project to other countries in the region that wish to do so

The goal is to train native neurosurgeons and nurses in the treatment of hydrocephalus by Neuroendoscopy. A hugely attractive alternative cures more than 70% of the cases without the need of a shunt. Thousands of people can be operated on at no cost, when donating an endoscope, (around the price of 15 shunts), with better results and fewer complications. In addition, if the intervention is effective the patient does not need medical monitoring. The child is cured.

Our message: providing means for any child has the opportunity to be treated by neuroendoscopy.