Training Orthopedic providers in Tanzania

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Investigator: Rosanna L. Wustrack, MD

Location(s): Tanzania

Description

IGOT’s partners at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania host a Trauma Course modelled after the San Francisco Orthopaedic Trauma Course. This course is in collaboration with IGOT and several UCSF Faculty and Resident course instructors.  Over 55 participants representing Eastern Africa attend the 3 day course annually, participating in didactic lectures and surgical workshops covering the “Fundamentals and Practical Applications of Trauma Principles”. The goals of the course are to strengthen and improve the care of trauma patients regionally through robust, hands-on training for regional providers. The participants are all from the East African region and IGOT supports an ongoing communication network amongst participants to foster a community of excellence in research and clinical care.