February 8, 2024

Description of request

On February 2 a gas truck outside Nairobi, Kenya exploded injuring over 300 people. We are looking for a hospital or organization with burn surgical equipment - specifically Weck handles and blades, Humby blades, dermatomes and meshers - to donate to assist Kenyatta Hospital staff with the significant surgical burden of burn patients that they have received from this incident.

On February 2 a gas truck exploded outside of Nairobi, Kenya.  Over 300 people were injured from the incident.  The burn unit at Kenyatta Hospital received over 30 patients with large burns (>20% total body surface area) that will require extensive surgery in the coming weeks and months.  Dr. Wabwire, director of the burn unit at Kenyatta Hospital, is requesting assistance with surgical equipment as well as skin substitutes that could be donated and shipped within the next couple of weeks.  Specifically, they require skin meshers (carrier or non-carrier meshers), dermatomes, Humby/Eschmann blades, and skin substitutes such as allograft, BTM, Integra, or xenograft to help with temporary wound coverage.  If any organization or hospital has equipment they would like to donate please respond to this offer or directly email Cameron Gibson (cameron.2.gibson@cuanschutz.edu) or Leslie Long (llong@physiciansforpeace.org) for further information.

This Request is open to:

    General Surgery
  • Burns
  • Plastic, Reconstructive & Burns
  • Burns
  • Acute burns care

This Request relates to the following areas of expertise:

  • Burns
  • Acute burn care

Duration of request

Short-term (1 visit or up to 1 year)
Last updated: February 8, 2024


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