This week we have a visiting educator team leading a workshop on burn treatment in Lilongwe, Malawi. The two-person volunteer team includes anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Parker of Juneau, AK, and Dr. Jonathan Rausky, a plastic surgeon from Paris, France.
Drs. Parker and Rausky are at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe for a week doing hands-on training and formal lectures specifically focused on caring for burn victims. Along with their local counterparts, they are selecting surgical cases that are appropriate for teaching, that provide significant quality of life improvement for the patient and that are able to be conducted safely and with appropriate follow up care.
In addition to this hands-on training, they are also providing lectures and leading discussions for residents, medical students and other medical personnel at the hospital.
Stay tuned for more updates from Malawi!
Photos by Joe Lippi, ReSurge director of medical programs and impact