This project aims to develop the Regional Neurosurgery through an educational and clinical appearance without forgetting the provision of equipment and supplies.
The NED foundation seeks to establish training programs and facilitate the development of regional neurosurgery at both the medical and nursing levels.
The neuro-endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus and organizing courses in different hospitals in the region was a first link, already consolidated, which allowed us to know the demand and situation in other clinical aspects of neurosurgery: tumors, trauma, infections, etc., also mostly affects children.
In 2008 we started this project at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar (Tanzania) and later at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa (Kenya). We provide them with the necessary material through funds of the Foundation and, thanks to a bag of volunteers; we are organizing a monthly neurosurgical mission.
Since then we have grown a lot with more than 14 annual missions and 80 volunteers. It has been a great step to build in the future the first “NED Surgical Institute” in Africa. The Ministry of Health of Zanzibar has given us the land within the Mnazi Mmoja hospital enclosure, we already have plans. We lack the official release, find funding and get started!