I donated a generator and surgical equipment necessary to perform advanced techniques in prostatic surgery.  I did several cases with the Vietnamese urologists and I am confident that they will become proficient in these techniques.

Dr. Ronald Chamberlain, Dr. Nasrin Ghalyae and I visited the general hospital, Hospital-E.  Dr. Chamberlain conducted a symposium on advanced techniques of laparoscopic abdominal surgeries that the Vietnamese surgeons were unfamiliar with.

Dr. Chamberlain demonstrated complicated applications of these techniques to the Vietnamese surgeons.  Dr. Ghalyae is an expert in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and conducted practical surgical techniques as well. 

Hanoi, Vietnam - October 2015

I will be following up in one year to determine their proficiency.

In April 2015 I visited a city in Haiti, two hours from Port-Au- Prince, to see if we can establish a program there. I was approached for this project by a charitable foundation founded by Haitian nurse practitoners who organize a health fair to screen the poor, under-served population of this community once a year. I assisted them in evaluating 750 people on a very hot and humid day from 7 am to 7 pm.  I met with the director of local government hospital and toured the facility to determine their needs. I was saddened to find out that all medical and surgical patients have to pay for their treatment and none of the population we had screened would be treated, as they had no means of paying. The government health care system of this city had not established a system to treat their poor. If that changes in the future I would be willing to return to Haiti and establish an ongoing, multi-speciality program.

Haiti, April 22-24, 2015