NED HISTORY

Historical 2018

During 2018, NED activity has focused on one hand, on organizing and carrying out 32 missions (5 of them non-Sanitary), most of them, Neurosurgical, but also of other specialties have added to our project as Intensive, Anesthesiology, Traumatology, Gynecology or Neurorehabilitation, who have displaced 127 (12 non-Sanitary) volunteers during this year. We have considered appropriate space our missions with the purpose of checking that the Institute can begin to operate in the form independently.

Chronologically, we began the year with the Resident Coordination mission from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York (USA.), which started in June 2017 and lasted until March of this year, culminating the mission established in four major topics: Logistics, Healthcare, Teaching, Research (Control / monitoring of Hydrocephalus / Spina Bifida protocols)

The first NED mission of 2018 was Neurorehabilitation care to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute: It was extended for a month and a half, creating protocols for basic treatments for patients both in consultations and postoperatively, together with Teaching to the Institute staff in mobilizing and positioning patients after surgery. A study was prepared for the future development of a Neurorehabilitation Unit.

We continued with the first mission 2018 of the Intensive Care Project developed by NED in the ICU of Mnazi Mmoja Hospital and to the Recovery Room of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute.

We ended the month with the first Neurosurgical mission of 2018.

In February, five missions were carried out: Neurosurgical 1, Neurointensive 3 and Gynecology 1.

The Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute received in this month, a new mission coming from the prestigious Saarland University Faculty of Medicine in Homburg (Germany), coordinated by the Prof. Dr Joachim Oertl in the which organized and reviewed materials, medication, equipment, instrumental performed, daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions, and cures. They have emphasized that this second stay was as pleasant as the first one, especially the cooperation with the chief of anesthesiology and the (non – bureaucratic) help from Radiology Department, were splendid, and, of course and as always, the support of the local colleagues from the Neurosurgery Department was also excellent.

One more year in February, one new Gynecological mission, traveling to the Chake Chake Hospital on Pemba Island (Tanzania), making outpatient visits, pediatric consultations, inpatient controls, and attention to the needs of the delivery room, along with scheduled surgeries and cures in the O.R.

We ended the month with one new Intensive Care mission, coordinated by the head of the project, Dr Extremera Navas, who remained on the island until the third week of March.

In March, our President and Volunteer, Dr Piquer, coordinated the neurosurgical mission to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute in which several interventions were performed, reviews of the NED material stored in the Hospital and completion of a list of needs, as well as meetings with local staff.

A new mission of the Intensive Care Project closed our March activity.

In April, a new Neurosurgical mission arrived at Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, who in addition to consulting and performing neurosurgery surgeries, together with the evaluation of both pediatric and adult patients, the Neuronavigation system was revised. They have highlighted the great collaboration and willingness of all the staff, at the nursing and physician level.

In May, coinciding with one new Multidisciplinary mission, the “3DN NED Foundation Neuroanatomy Training. I Cycle, 1st Course” was held from the 10th to the 12th, coordinated by Dr González-López and Dr Piquer, approved by COSECSA (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa) for Neurosurgical Training, with great attendance success. In addition to the conferences with media 2D and 3D, it was held one workshop practical and Anatomy 3DN of the spine vertebral.

It is started in this month, the 14th non-Sanitary Mission, which took place mainly in Sebleni village, where we continued with the Dressmaking Workshop, expanding the types of garments to be made by the MATUMAINI NED components.

In June, one new and large Multidisciplinary mission, joined the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, in addition to patient care issues, presented daily bibliographic sessions to reinforce the teaching of local staff, along with reinforcement in surgical order, sterility, instrumentation surgery and techniques and care of the surgical patient. They also visited the Mazizini Orphanage.

July began with the 15th non-Sanitary Mission, integrated by our non-Sanitary and Sewing Workshop Projects Coordinators, who were accompanied by one young lawyer and economist who instructed to Matumaini components in sales and marketing management.

Once again, another mission of Care Intensive, coordinated by the head of the project, Dr Extremera Navas, were held teaching sessions early in the morning, continuing with the theoretical-practical training program of the ICU local staff, both doctors and nurses. They continued completing the database.

The Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute received in this month a new mission from the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville (USA), in which they conducted daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions and cures, as well as training sessions for Nursing local staff in the acquisition of knowledge in the operating room.

In the middle of the month, a Portuguese neurosurgeon joined the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute who was there for a month; among her activities she highlighted: daily rounds, medical room visit, wound dressing, surgical decisions, training. Surgical activity Monday and Wednesday. Practice consultation Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Neurological examination workshops. Hospital consultation: pediatrics, oncology, orthopedics and trauma room. Organization of surgical supplies, file updates, test equipment, problem solving.

Once again, we started August with the 16th. non-Sanitary Mission, destined to the Sebleni Village and the Mazizini Orphanage; This new group of enthusiastic volunteers carried out the design of new pieces and training workshops in sewing, dressmaking; crafts with recycled materials and local fabrics; games and excursions with children.

At the same time, our volunteers in Spain participated in a new Solidarity SOKO, this time located at the Club Náutico de Jávea (Alicante)

Again, we received at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, a new mission from the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville (USA), in which they conducted daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions and cures, as well as training sessions for Nursing staff. local in the acquisition of knowledge in the operating room.

We completed August with two new missions of the Project of Care Intensive, whose components continued with the theoretical-practical training program of the personnel premises of the UCI, of the local ICU staff, both doctors and nurses, as well as the healthcare.

September also started with Intensive Care and in this case, focused on support and advice in the ICU of the Mnazi Mmoja hospital to nursing staff in their daily work. Also, a draft of the Organization Guide and Protocols was prepared, with the Spanish supervisors and volunteers of the UCI Project.

We continued with a Multidisciplinary mission, which carried out assistance activities: Visit patients. External consultations. Surgical interventions, as well as teaching activities: Personal training of plant and operating room.

Our President and Volunteer, Dr Piquer, remained, once again, at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute as Coordinator / Manager from August to October. His role during this time has been the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the audit, updating and maintenance of the patients’ database, performing neurosurgical and practical interventions with the new teams with local staff, as well as the coordination of the different maintenance works in the building that houses our Institute.

At the end of the month of September and coinciding with a new Multidisciplinary mission, it took place from the 27th to the 29th in the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, coordinated by Dr González-López and Dr Piquer, the ” 3DN NED Foundation Neuroanatomy Training. I Cycle, II Course”; approved by COSECSA (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa) for neurosurgical training, with great success in attendance and great teacher participation. Like the 1st Course, along with the conferences with 2D and 3D media, a practical Workshop and 3DN Anatomy of the spine was held.

We conclude this month with one new mission of Intensive Care Project, whose components continued with the theoretical-practical training program of the local ICU staff, both doctors and nurses, as well as healthcare.

October is started with another mission of the Intensive Care Project, whose components continued with the theoretical-practical training program of the local ICU staff, both doctors and nurses, as well as healthcare.

We continued with a new Neurosurgical mission, in which daily morning meetings were held to review the situation of admitted patients and the day’s program in charge of ward nursing; daily visit in ward: women, children, men and ICU rooms (including Mnazi-Mmoja ICU); neurosurgical interventions.

Mnazi Mmoja Hospital received the first mission of this month’s Intensive Care Project. Composed of active volunteers, they dedicated their work to assessing patients both in the Institute and in the Hospital’s ICU, encouraging decision-making and the adjustment of treatments in a reasoned way. They also conducted training “mini-sessions” for the use of the available devices (portable respirator, defibrillator, …), sedation, intubation, fluidotherapy, dialysis criteria, … to expand the training of local staff.

A new Intensive Care mission was incorporated, which continued the program started by the previous mission.

In November, the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute hosted a single Neurosurgical mission, which apart from its teaching facet in which the problems of the treated cases and the reason for one or another action have been explained, they have worked in the healthcare part with daily clinical sessions, evaluation of patients, treating emergencies derived from the ICU, wound cures of the patients intervened during it, guidelines have been given for action. and performing surgical procedures mainly in tumor and infectious pathology and CSF alterations, always involving local personnel in each action.

Continuing our teaching program, the ” XI Course on Clinical-Surgical Neuroanatomy for Nursing and other Health Professionals ” took place at the Hospital Univ. de la Ribera and at the Hospital 9 de Octubre organized by NED, the CEU-NISA Chair of Neurosciences and Hospital Univ. de la Ribera, with remarkable success of participation in both students and teachers.

We close this active year, with a Multidisciplinary mission that joined the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, in addition to the issues of care to the patients and surgical interventions, conducted training sessions with local staff.

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Historical 2017

During 2017, NED activity has focused on the one hand, on organizing and carrying out a total of 30 missions (2of them non-Sanitary), most of them, Neurosurgical, but also other specialties that have joined to our project as Intensive, Anesthesiology, Traumatology, Gynecology, or Neurorehabilitation, who have moved to 118 volunteers during this year. We have considered it appropriate, once again, to space our missions in order to verify that the Institute can begin to function independently.

Chronologically, we began the year with the first Neurosurgical mission to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute; Active mission that, in addition to the development and surgical follow-up, gave training to the professionals of the Institute

In February, four missions were conducted: Neurosurgical 2, Neurointensive 1 and Gynecology 1.

During this month until mid-March, Intensive Care Project developed by NED officially began with its first mission to the ICU of Mnazi Mmoja Hospital and to the Recovery Room of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute.

In it, in addition to assisting patients admitted to both centers and providing medical supplies and medications to the ICU and reorganizing and inventorying the Institute, they conducted a “Theoretical Course and Practical Workshops for Nursing” both for Mnazi Mmoja ICU personnel as well as NED staff.

From February 15 and for two months, one neurosurgeon resident from the FIENS (Foundation for International Education for Neurological Surgery) stayed at the Mathari Consolata Hospital in Nyeri (Kenya) under a collaboration agreement between NED and FIENS

At the end of January, one new mission Gynecological travelled to the Chake Chake Hospital on Pemba Island (Tanzania), making visits to patients in outpatient clinics, pediatric consultations, inpatient control, and attention to the needs of the delivery room, together with scheduled surgeries and cures in the operating room.

Next, arrived at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute the first mission Neurosurgical with volunteers from the Saarland University Hospital in Germany, whose task consisted of surgical development and follow-up, training of Institute’s professionals and profitable work with them.

Ending the fruitful February and until the end of March, a new Intensive Care mission, which has continued with the usual activities of the UCI Project that NED has been carrying out since August 2016, as well as the teaching of both the medical and local nursing staff of the Intensive Care Unit and the Institute: theoretical classes and practical workshops, in small groups, approaches the most frequent pathologies and topics of interest in the ICU or the topics in which the most deficiencies were detected, always trying to extrapolate them to the cases they had at that time admitted.

Near the end of March, a new and large Neurosurgical mission travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, in which several interventions were carried out, reviews of the NED material stored in the Hospital and the completion of a list of needs.

During the last days of that mission, the ” 2nd Forum of Cranial, Spinal and Pain Specialist of the ECSA Region “took place at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, taught by Dr Mahmood Qureshi, Dr Jose Piquer and Ms. Lisa Sorrentino; an interesting agenda that brought together not a few participants.

The 12th Mission non-Sanitary started in April, which took mainly place in Sebleni Village, where we continue with the Dressmaking Workshop, expanding the types of garments to be made by the Matumaini NED components.

In May, the first Multidisciplinary mission was moved to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: brought together professionals from Neurosurgery, Traumatology, Anesthesiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care at the Institute; worked both at the Institute and the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, conducting daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions, and cures, as well as training sessions

In June, a new and numerous Multidisciplinary mission travelled to the Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa (Kenya); There they worked different specialties (Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics or Neonatology) together with the invaluable help of Nursing. His work focused, in addition to consultations and interventions, on the training of Pediatric Doctors, as well as the performance of highly complex interventions with the teaching objective.

Once again and thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with the Weill Cornell Medical College of New York (USA.), a new Neurosurgery resident that will stay in Africa for one year (from June ’17 to June ’18). He will divide his time of stay between the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute in Dar es Salaam and the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute. His mission will be to deal with four major topics: Logistics, Healthcare, Teaching, Research (Control/monitoring of Hydrocephalus/Spina Bifida protocols).

July, began with a Neurosurgical mission to the Consolata Hospital Mathari of Nyeri (Kenya), in the which they conducted daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions and cures, as well as training sessions for local Nursing staff in the acquisition of knowledge in the operating room

During this month, a new Neurosurgical mission has travelled incorporates Medicine and the I Own Master’s Degree in Neurosciences of the UCH-CEU Students has travelled among its ranks, whose tutor has been Dr Piquer.

Together with the other volunteers, they have shared the clinical sessions with the Institute staff; have intervened in the care work, cures and reorganization of the sterilization warehouse and operating room. Training sessions have also been held for staff (local and students).

A new Intensive Care mission was moved to the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital continued with the activities common of the project NED UCI

The Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute received in this fruitful July, the first mission coming from the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville (USA), in the which conducted daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions and cures, as well as training sessions at the local Nursing staff in acquiring knowledge in the operating room

In August, four missions were carried out to the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, continued with the activities of the NED ICU Project.

A new Neurosurgical mission, which has included two Neurorehabilitation professionals (II Master Own in Neurosciences of the UCH-CEU students) among its volunteers, with Dr Piquer being the tutor of this group, in which they were able to perform neurorehabilitation treatment after neuro surgeries.

Our President and Volunteer, Dr Piquer, once again stayed at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute as Coordinator/Director from August to October. His role during this time was the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the audit, updating and maintenance of the patient data base, performing neurosurgical and practical interventions with the new teams of local staff, as well as the coordination of the various missions that were arriving during his stay in addition to organizing and scheduling different maintenance works in the building that houses our Institute.

In September, a new Neurosurgical mission was moved to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: in each one of the activities they have tried, always, to involve to the staff of the center, explain the problem and the reason for one or another action. In addition, during consultations, cures, or in surgery procedures, it is has done work in training both with the staff physician and with the staff of nursing.

In September, a new Neurosurgical mission travels to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: in each of the activities they have tried, always, to involve the staff of the center, explain the problem and the reason for one or another action. Likewise, during consultations, cures or in surgical procedures, training has been carried out with both medical and nursing staff.

This month, we also had a new Intensive Care mission.

The 13th non-Sanitary Mission, which took mainly place in Sebleni Village, where we continue with the Dressmaking Workshop, expanding the types of garments to be made by Matumaini NED components, who

Inside of our program teacher, took place the ” COURSE OF PRACTICE CLINIC BASED ON THE EVIDENCE ” in the Hospital 9 of Octubre of Valencia and organized by NED, the Chair of Neurosciences CEU-NISA, and Hospital Univ. de la Ribera.

We started October, with the four new Intensive Care missions of our ICU Project, developing: Daily visit passes with all Unit doctors and nursing team, reviewing patient histories, incidents and treatment; decision of the complementary tests to request and establishment of the plan for the day; training and help in different procedures; patient assessment outside of the Services and decision together with the ICU team, about admission; receipt of income and initial care ; …

The month continued with a new Multidisciplinary mission by bringing together professionals of Neurosurgery, Traumatology, Anesthesiology and Nursing Institute; worked conducting daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions, and cures, as well as training sessions.

As close of this month, a new Neurosurgical mission also at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, conducted daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions, and cures, as well as training sessions for staff on Cranial Trauma.

To end this fruitful year, our last Neurosurgical mission 2017 in which a Plastic Surgeon also travels to Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute conducted assessment of the patients, interventions and cures and informed the hospital professionals of the guidelines to follow in surgical treatments and corrected the doubts that, in each procedure, could arise.

To end this fruitful year, our last Neurosurgical mission 2017 in which a

And we also closed for this year, the participation of our volunteers in the NED UCI Project, with the last mission of 2017

Continuing our teaching program, the ” X Course of Clinical-Surgical Neuroanatomy for Nursing and other Health Professionals ” organized by NED, the CEU-NISA Chair of Neurosciences and Hospital Univ. de la Ribera, took place at the Hospital Univ. de la Ribera and at the Hospital 9 de Octubre, with remarkable success of participation in both students and teachers.

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Historical 2016

During 2016, NED activity has focused on the one hand, on organizing and carrying out a total of 18 missions (2 of them non-Sanitary), most of them Neurosurgical, but also other specialties that have joined our project such as Intensive, Anesthesiology, Traumatology or Gynecology, which have displaced 100 volunteers during this year. We have seen fit to space out our missions in order to verify that the Institute can start functioning independently.

Chronologically, we began the year with the arrival of a new Coordinator at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, where she was developing this mission until April. Her role during this time has been the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the updating and maintenance of the patient data base as well as the coordination of the different missions that were arriving during her stay.

The first of these missions was Neurosurgical: Active mission that, in addition to the development and surgical follow-up, gave training to the professionals of the Institute

At the end of January, a new Gynecological mission, traveling to the Chake Chake Hospital on the island of Pemba (Tanzania), made visits to patients in outpatient clinics, pediatric consultations, control admitted patients and attention to the needs of the delivery room, together with scheduled surgeries and cures in the operating room.

Our volunteers from Zaragoza organized a new Day of ” Magic for a noble cause ” in the Sala Venecia for the benefit of the Foundation with great public success.

In February, a new Neurosurgical mission travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, in which several interventions, reviews of the NED material stored in the Hospital and a list of needs was carried out. Continuation of the training of the Institute staff, clarifying doubts and correcting errors.

Thanks to our active volunteers in Zaragoza and the actor Gorka Eguinagalde, who participated in a selfless way, a comedy show with the title ” Smile for Africa ” was performed at the Teatro las Armas for the benefit of the Foundation with great public success, in which some volunteers from Valencia participated to support this event.

In March, the second 2016 Coordinator arrived at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, where she was developing this mission until June. Her role during this time has been the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the updating and maintenance of the patient data base as well as the coordination of the different missions that were arriving during her stay.

The 10th Non-Sanitary Mission began this month, which took place mainly in the Village of Sebleni, where the teaching of English and Spanish to the Salvation School staff as well as the children of the Village was scheduled; We continue with the Dressmaking Workshop, expanding the types of garments to be made by our students; creation of a new costume jewellery and crafts workshop with recycled materials and local fabrics. The hotels in the area were contacted to commercialize the products and the first Matumaini product store was set up in the Village. We also organize excursions for the little ones.

In parallel to our non-Sanitary mission, a Neurosurgical and control mission of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute was carried out by our President and Volunteer, Dr Piquer as its Director.

Two new Neurosurgical missions left Zanzibar during April to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: the first Neurosurgical and Pediatric mission focused, in addition to the assessment of patients, interventions and cures, it held training workshops in surgical instrumentation, Neurological patient assessment, assessment and care of the patient with hydrocephalus, management and care of external ventricular drainage and externalized valves, … to the Institute staff. The sterilization plant was also redistributed and reconditioned

The second, continued with the daily clinical sessions, the evaluation of patients, interventions, and cures; approach to conservative treatment guidelines in patients not susceptible to surgical treatment, as well as ongoing training, during surgical procedures (explanation of the problem or the reason for one or another action), both with the medical and nursing staff,

In May, two new Missions travel to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: the first, carried out teaching activities with the families and staff of the Institute, as well as consultation and various cures and interventions.

The second Multidisciplinary mission brought together professionals in Neurosurgery, Traumatology, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Institute; they worked in both the Institute and the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, conducting daily clinical sessions, consultations, interventions, and cures, as well as training sessions, highlighting the monographic clinical session “Initial management of trauma patient,” with the assistance of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute staff and members of the Anesthesiology department of Mnazi Mmoja Hospital.

Within our informative activities and in June, we participated in the Volunteer and Cooperation Day for Healthcare Personnel: ” From Ethics to Cooperation Action ” held at the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe de Valencia.

We also sent our VI Humanitarian Aid Container to the new Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, which included, among other things, a ZEISS NC4 Microscope with video camera donated by the Hospital Univ. de la Ribera.

In July, the second Neurosurgical mission that incorporates Medicine and the I Own Master’s Degree in Neurosciences of the UCH-CEU Students has travelled among its ranks, whose tutor has been Dr Piquer.

Together with the rest of the volunteers, they have shared the clinical sessions with the Institute’s staff; They have intervened in the care work, cures and reorganization of the sterilization warehouse and operating room. Likewise, training sessions have been held for staff (local and students): diagnosis ethology, patient preparation for surgeries, surgical field, use and placement of apparatus and instruments

In August, a new Multidisciplinary mission that also incorporates Medicine and the I Own Master’s Degree in Neurosciences of the UCH-CEU Students among its volunteers, with Dr Piquer being the tutor of this group.

In addition to the usual tasks in each of our missions, this group conducted a multitude of clinical and teaching sessions of the specialties represented in the mission (Intensive care, nursing care: hygiene, cures, medication, patient, and family treatment, …; prevention and treatment of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection). In this mission, a new specialty was added to our already large team: Physiotherapy, it was a particularly good collaboration in the Room, training health personnel and patients’ families in the different protocols and mobilization actions, postural changes, and the creation of a lumbar injury prevention protocol. The team of Physiotherapists at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital was also contacted for future collaborations.

The mission was also used to hold meetings with the Minister of the Island as well as with the Engineer who will be in charge of the maintenance of the Institute. The material sent was also received and placed in our VI Humanitarian Aid Container

During this intense month of August, the “I Theoretical Essential Critical Care Course at Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute” was given by Dr Pablo Extremera

Our President and Volunteer, Dr Piquer, remained at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute as Coordinator/Director from August to October. His role during this time has been the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the audit, updating and maintenance of the patient data base, carrying out neurosurgical interventions and practices with the new teams with local personnel, as well as the coordination of the different missions that were arriving during his stay in addition to organizing and scheduling the different maintenance works in the building that houses our Institute.

In September, two new Neurosurgical Missions travel to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute: the first, carried out teaching activities with the family and the Institute staff, as well as consultation and various cures and interventions.

The second mission coordinated by Dr Mahmood Qureshi, Vice-President of NED, brought together some volunteers from the Aga Khan University of Karachi and Spanish one, conducting teaching activities with the family members and Institute staff as well as consultation and various cures and interventions.

Likewise, the “II Theoretical Essential Critical Care Course at Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute” was given by Dr Maite Bovaira

Also, this month the 11th Non-Sanitary Mission took place mainly in Sebleni Village, continuing the work implemented during our previous mission and expanding the workshop’s sewing and craft models with a view to sales in hotels and in the village’s own store

At the beginning of October, a new mission composed of Neurosurgeons, Traumatologists and Nurses returned to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, where, in addition to evaluating patients, interventions and cures, they informed the hospital professionals of the guidelines to follow in the surgical treatments.

This mission was followed by a new Neurosurgical mission, which continued with the care and educational task implemented at the Institute.

Within our teaching program, the IX Course of Clinical-Surgical Neuroanatomy for Nursing and other Health Professionals took place at the Hospital Univ. de la Ribera (Surgical Practice Laboratory) and at the Hospital 9 de Octubre (Assembly Hall), with remarkable success of participation in both, students, and teachers.

The III NED Charity Dinner is held at the IVAM (Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern) in Valencia with great success of attendees and the selfless collaboration of the Indie Folk Band Zissou Group

The VI SOKO SOLIDARIO NED was inaugurated this time with a duration of six days and in Valencia capital

To close this fruitful year, our latest Neurosurgical mission 2016 travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute; carried out evaluations of the patients, interventions and cures and informed the hospital professionals of the guidelines to follow in the surgical treatments.

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Historical 2015

During 2015, NED activity has focused on the one hand, to organize and carry out a total of 26 missions (1 of them non-Sanitary), most of them Neurosurgical, but also other specialties have been joined to our project such as Intensive, Anesthesiology, Traumatology or Gynecology, 106 volunteers from these joined us this year.

Chronologically, we began the year with the arrival of our first Coordinator at the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, where she was developing this mission until April. Her role during this time has been the Management and Coordination of the Institute, the updating and maintenance of the patient data base as well as the coordination of the different missions that were arriving during her stay.

The first one, Neurosurgical and Plastic, arrived at the Institute just a week after its inauguration. Active mission that, in addition to the development and surgical monitoring, provided training to the Institute’s nurses

We were invited to participate in the round table ” Solidaritat Internacional held by His Excellency Godella City Council commemorating the twenty years of international solidarity supported by Serveis Socials of the City Council and that we have been beneficiaries of in recent years.

We also shipped our V Humanitarian Aid Container bound for the new Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute.

In February, two missions travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute, both Neurosurgical, in which several interventions were conducted, reviews of the NED material stored in the Hospital, and a list of needs were carried out. Collaboration and assistance to critical patients at the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. Continuation of the training of personnel of the Institute, clarifying doubts and correcting errors.

Within our teaching program, the VIII Clinical-Surgical Neuroanatomy Course for Nursing and Other Healthcare Professionals took place at the Hospital Univ. de la Ribera, with remarkable success for both students and teachers.

Our volunteers from Zaragoza organized a Day of ” Magic for a noble cause ” at the Terrero Civic Center for the benefit of the Foundation with great public success.

In March, three are the missions that we have developed: the first one, Neurosurgical for the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, conducted evaluations of the patients in consultation, both at the Institute and in the main building of the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital; fourteen surgical interventions and subsequent postoperative care were performed on the admitted patients.

They also gave an informal seminar on Hydrocephalus addressed to the Institute staff.

The second one was Gynecological, traveling to the Chake Chake Hospital on Pemba Island (Tanzania), making visits to patients in outpatient clinics, pediatric consultations, control of admitted patients and attention to the needs of the delivery room, along with scheduled surgeries and cures in the operating room.

The third and last one, travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, in Zanzibar (Tanzania), where they conducted teaching activities with the Institute’s staff as well as consultation, cures and interventions for patients.

April begins with the 9th Non-Sanitary Mission, which took place mainly in the Village of Sebleni, where the teaching of English and Spanish to the Salvation School staff as well as the children of the Village was scheduled; we continue with the Dressmaking Workshop, expanding the types of garments to be made by our students; creation of a new costume jewellery  and crafts workshop with recycled materials and local fabrics. We also organized excursions for the little ones.

Two new Neurosurgical missions left for Zanzibar during April, where they conducted teaching activities with the staff of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute as well as consultation and various cures and interventions.

During the last mission, the course ” Forum of Cranial, Spinal and Pain specialist of the ECSA Region” was taught, led by Dr Mahmood Qureshi.

We participate in the cultural week of CEIP TIRANT LO BLANCH in Alzira under the slogan “Envoltants d’aigua: Alzira vs Zanzibar”.

We started May with a new Traumatology mission to the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital

A new Coordinator joins the Institute who develops her work for a month and twelve days

The month ends with a new Neurosurgical mission, which conducted educational activities with the families and staff of the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute as well as consultation and various cures and interventions.

We participate in the Day of Solidarity of the College Hermes Valencia.

The V SOKO SOLIDARIO NED is organized this time with a duration of three days and in Valencia capital.

In June, a new Multidisciplinary mission travels to the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, where the marked teaching and care work continues.

Within our teaching program, the 1st Conference on Education and Development in International Health Cooperation took place at the Hospital 9 de Octubre with immense success.

In July, we were honored that the prestigious Barrow Surgical Institute in Phoenix (Arizona, USA) organized a mission in the Mnazi Mmoja NED Institute, performing various interventions, reviews material NED stored in the hospital and making a list of needs. Continuing with the training of Institute staff, clarifying doubts and correcting errors.

August 2015 began with the arrival of a new Coordinator to the Institute who has developed her work until October.

The first Neurosurgical mission of the month was incorporated a few days later.

After it, the first mission that incorporates Medical Students in its ranks has travelled, whose tutor has been Dr Piquer; Together with the rest of volunteers, they have shared the clinical sessions with the Institute’s staff; They have intervened in the care work, cures and reorganization of the sterilization warehouse and operating room. They have also moved to nearby towns to provide health care.

In September, a new Neurosurgical mission travelled to the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, where they performed interventions, cures, and follow-up of the operated patients.

At the beginning of October, a new mission composed of Neurosurgeons, Traumatologists and Nurses returned to our referral hospital in Zanzibar, where, in addition to evaluating patients, interventions and cures, they informed the hospital professionals of the guidelines to follow in surgical treatments.

November has been one of the most fruitful of the year. It began with the arrival of a new Coordinator who developed her role during this month.

The first mission, Multidisciplinary, where, in addition to assessing patients, interventions and cures, they informed hospital professionals of the guidelines to follow in the distribution of medication to patients.

The second, Neurosurgical, coordinated by Dr Piquer took care of the organization of material donated by the volunteers; holding clinical sessions with hospital staff to review cases. Welfare work. Planning and execution of the surgical activity. Healing of surgical wounds to operated patients.

The “1st Training Course of Neuro-Critical Care Patient” was held and was donated one Matachana to the Institute

At the end of this month, a new Neurosurgical mission moved to Zanzibar, where the marked teaching and care work continues.

NED friends are nearly 475 on the web and 1,600 followers on Facebook.

Historical 2014

During 2014, NED activity has focused, on the one hand, to organize and carry out 17 missions (including 1 Non-Sanitary). There were Neurosurgical missions among other specialties that have joined our project as Intensive, Traumatology or Gynecology, 98 volunteers from these joined us this year.

Our volunteers have visited the Kiambu County Hospital (Kiambu, Kenya) and the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (Zanzibar, Tanzania). NED gynecology has worked in Chake-Chake and Wete Hospital on the Pemba Island (Tanzania).

This year we shipped our IV Humanitarian Aid Container for the new “Mnazi Mmoja NED Surgical Institute“.

November 2014 was the month we achieved a dream. A “macro” mission left staggered throughout the month with the purpose of preparing the inauguration of the “Mnazi Mmoja – NED Surgical Institute” that has been built on Zanzibar Island (Tanzania) for our Foundation together with the Island Government.

Along Dr. José Piquer, 12 have been the volunteer which, besides helping to launch the Institute, have done two exhaustive Courses (“Theorical & Practical Nursing Care Course: Basic Concepts & Application to Mnazi Mmoja NED Neuro-Institute”) for professionals, doctors and nurses who will be part of the workforce of it. In this mission, the opportunity to “open” welfarly doctors’ offices and theaters of our new Institute was held. At the end of this exciting month, a new Neurosurgical mission took place, this time, in our Institute, which worked as a final check of facilities and personnel before the official opening scheduled for January 2015.

We’ve participated in several events as: the round table “Professional doctors’ experiences on field”, which was part of the Conference on Cooperation and Sanitary Social Action held in the Valencia’s College of Physicians; and in this way publish our experience in Africa, by means of a lecture named: “A Spanish Doctor in Africa” in the Nevada University (Reno, USA); on the FIENS ANNUAL MEETING  in Chicago (USA) where we show our new projects’ advances in East Africa; a conference at the Valencia Tennis Club under the title of “The NED Foundation: a Valencian initiative for the African health development”.

NED Gynecology offered a charitable dinner in Alzira that was successful as much in attendance as in collection.

In June within our docent program, took place the VII Course of Clinical and Surgical Neuroanatomy for Nursery at the Ribera Hospital.

To conclude this fruitful year, the IV Solidary SOKO NED was organized, which, as in past times, earned a huge success in clients as well as in takings.

NED’s friends are almost 420 on the website and 1.100 on Facebook.

Historical 2013

There have been organized and carried out 12 missions (3 Non-Medical) during this year; the specialties that bet on our projects last year, have consolidated their position in them, being numerous both in the accomplishment of specialized missions (Gynecology) and in the volunteers’ participation in the rest of specialties (Neurosurgery, Intensive, Orthopedic surgery, Pediatrics… )

There have been moved a total of 68 volunteers during 2013.

The NED volunteers have visited almost on a monthly basis the Mnazi Mmoja (Zanzibar, Tanzania). NED Gynecology has worked in hospitals: Chake-Chake and Wete in Pemba Island (Tanzania)

Construction of Phase II and III of the building housing the “Mnazi Mmoja-NED Surgical Institute” starts

It was celebrated the 2nd NED Charitable Dinner in the Espai Cultural La Rambleta in Valencia – Spain, successfully convening and great environment.

It was been announced in the upcoming creation of the Nursing Grant “Tony Gómez”

We organize the III NED SOLIDARY SOKO in Valencia.

We are more than 350 NED Friends on the Web and reach almost 800 on Facebook

Historical 2012

There have been organized and carried out 14 missions (3 Non-Medical) during this year; in addition to the Neurosurgical ones, other specialties have chosen our projects: Intensive, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Gynecology, … There have been moved a total of 78 volunteers during 2012.

NED volunteers have visited monthly hospitals: Mnazi Mmoja (Zanzibar, Tanzania) and Coast General (Mombasa, Kenya).

NED Gynecology has worked in hospitals: Chake-Chake and Wete in Pemba Island (Tanzania)

Travel to Zanzibar the first mission composed entirely by non-Spanish volunteers

1st NED Charity Concert at the Palau de la Música in Valencia

NED Foundation is chosen as the beneficiary of two annual dinners: Rotary Club Feria Valencia Mediterranean and Uria Menendez-Abogados. The resulting donations will be destined to “NED Surgical Instirute”

We organize the II NED SOLIDARITY SOKO in Rocafort (Valencia)

During the sixth non-medical mission to Zanzibar, we made contact with a nearby village (Sebleni) in which ask us our collaboration and which will study the possibility of the creation of workshops.

The NED friends exceed the figure of 300 on the Web and the 600 on Facebook

Historical 2011

International Congress on Neurosurgery is held in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) sponsored by NED and hosted by the President of Tanzania. 2nd Hands-on Training Course on Brain Anatomical Dissection in Africa is organized.

NED volunteers visit Mnazi Mmoja (Zanzibar) and General Coast (Mombasa) hospitals monthly.

2nd NED container is shipped.

2nd Non-Medical mission to Mazizini Orphange (Zanzibar).

1st NED-Internal Medicine mission.

First Gynaecology mission. NED Gynaecology is created.

We celebrate “Special Neurosurgical Day” at the Nyeri Hospital: using 3 operating rooms at the same time, with 17 patients in one day.

The first medical mission for neurosurgery-gynaecology is organized for Pemba (Chake Chake Hospital).

NED friends exceed 250 on the web and 400 on Facebook.

Historical 2010

11 humanitarian missions take place throughout the year and 47 volunteers take part in the missions.

First visit to Sudan. Portable endoscope is donated.

The NED Non-Medical Project area is set up at the Forodhani Orphanage.

A NED Radiology mission is organized for the first time.

We visit Pemba and analyze the needs of the Island.

1st NED container is sent.

The first NED Non-Medical mission is organized and received by the First Lady of Zanzibar.

NED is received by the Ambassador of Spain in Tanzania.

We celebrate the NED Benefit Dinner at the MUVIM in Valencia and the first SOKO Solidarity.

Course is held on Exoscopy and Neuroanatomy in Nursing. We finance the trips for two nurses from the Coast General Hospital.

NED’s first ORL (Otolaryngology) mission is carried out in the MOI Teaching & Referral Hospital (Eldoret, Kenya).

It is agreed to initiate the development of neurosurgery in Mombasa (Coast General Hospital). The first mission is organized.

First mission to the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa.

Historical 2009

We launch our website and we report on the social network Facebook.

Our Friends exceed 90 members.

1st Hands-on Training Course on Brain Anatomical Dissection is held in Nairobi.

Agreement is signed with Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (Zanzibar, Tanzania).

Donation of neurosurgery equipment: Mnazi Mmoja Hospital.

The first NED Trauma mission is organized.

We are greeted by the President of Zanzibar.

NED missions in Africa are growing.

We cross the pond and visit South America for the first time: Peru (Lima). Hospital Daniel Carrion.

Donation of the first portable neuroendoscope.

Historical 2008

We are constituted as a Foundation: NED is officially recognized.

Our first NED volunteers travel to Kenya and Tanzania.

Some of the proceeds from the SENEC Congress-2008 (Valencia) are allocated for Foundation projects.

NED Neurointensive Care project begins.

Donation of a portable neuroendoscope: Dr. Paul Young

For the first time we visit the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar (Tanzania) and start the neurosurgery project on Unguya Island.

We continue performing endoscopic surgeries and organizing hands-on training courses for neurosurgeons and nursing staff.

Historical 2007

Neuroendoscopy teaching extends to Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia…

Hands-on Training Courses on Neuroendoscopy are held in many East African countries.

The NED Nursing project is launched and the first course on sutures is organized (University of Nairobi).

Dozens of children begin to benefit from neuroendoscopic treatment.

Historical 2006


Planning of the project “Mobile Neuroendoscopy in East Africa for Children with Hydrocephalus”

1st Hands-on Training Course on Neuroendoscopy is held (Nairobi, 2006)

We start our missions for endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus.

4th International Neuroanatomy Course for Nursing is held in Alzira (Valencia). NED finances the attendance for 4 nurses from Kenya.
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Historical 2005

First trip to Africa: we discover the continent’s needs.