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Project Medishare’s pediatric neurosurgery team arrives in Port-au-Prince

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Dr. John Ragheb, from Miami Children's Hospital, performs an ultrasound on a tiny patient who arrived at the Project Medishare field hospital. Dr. Ragheb is in Haiti this week with his pediatric neurosurgical team.Photo by Jennifer Browning.

 

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.