We need surgeons willing to operate or donate equipments in 2 newly built government hospitals in Nigeria. I led a team of 3 Neurosurgeons in Kano to perform the first free craniotomy for tumour at the hospital.
I was amazed by the response generated and the surgery was shown on the national news in Nigeria and make it to several dailies and BBC news Pidgin English site. They need help.
We offer a funded international clinical fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery. The fellowship is over a 12 month period opened to any trained neurosurgeon who has completed a residency in their home country and has taken the USMLE and ECFMG battery of exams. Please visit our website for further details.
I had pediatric neurosurgery fellowship training in US and currently work in teaching hospital in Japan. Also I am teaching medical students in 2 national universities. My interests are multidisciplinary approach to brain tumors, surgical management of craniosynostosis and diagnosis & treatment of abusive head trauma.
I am volunteering my time and skills for international collaborations. In the past I have helped cover and build the Pediatric Neurosurgery service with surgeons in Kijabe, Kenya from 2011 onward. Each visit is ~2 weeks. We always look forward to the knowledge/skills exchange and educational exchange. In addition, we can typically collect and bring some surgical and clinical supplies.
Mine is a relatively new Department that I have set and we already have an accredited residency program with about 10 resident doctors. We have already graduated a few. We need all the help we can get to improve on our residency training in terms of both quantity and quality, considering that as at now Nigeria has only about 70 Neurosurgeons in the country serving 180 million population.