Project Medishare’s pediatric neurosurgery team arrives in Port-au-Prince
By Jennifer Browning
Project Medishare’s Pediatric Neurosurgery program is in full swing this week in Port-au-Prince at Bernard Mevs Hospital, where up to 20 surgeries are scheduled to happen over a three day period.
In 2003, Dr. Ragheb created the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program through Project Medishare to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti. This all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus.The program’s goal has evolved to develop a neurosurgery training program with Haiti’s Minister of Health and the Dean of the National School of Medicine in Port-Au-Prince.
This week a neurosurgery team from St. Louis are joining Dr. Ragheb and his team.