Moshi/Dakar - September 2013
Alexandra Zachou attended the Lester Eshleman Reconstructive Workshop in Moshi, Tanzania under a Urolink-BAUS Scholarship and then visited Hoggy Hospital in Dakar, Senegal.
Nairobi, Kenya - May 2013
Shekhar Biyani, accompanied by Baskhar Somani, visits Nairobi to teach on the management of surgical (including urological) emergencies. The text includes feedback from the attendees.
Iraqi Kurdistan - 4 to 19 September 2012
Christine Evans visits Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, to meet up with an UK trainee and a local Consultant, previously a trainee during Christine's earlier visits.
Hawassa, Ethiopia - 17 to 25 March 2012
Shekhar Biyani pays a return visit to The College of Medicine and Health Sciences School of Medicine, Hawassa, Ethiopia. Dr Catherine Royce from Arba Minch also visited Hawassa.
Zimbabwe & Zambia - November 2011
Christine Evans reports from Zimbabwe & Zambia with her daughter, Ruth. In Zimbabwe, Christine supervised MMed surgical trainees and, in Zambia, examined for F Urol as well as receiving an Honorary Fellowship of her own.
9th Lester Eshleman Urology Workshop, KCMC, Tanzania - 20 to 25 November 2011
Suzie Venn & Phil Thomas report on the biennial, week-long workshop. This year, the workshop focused on spinal injuries and the visiting faculty included a team from Stoke Mandeville.
Workshop, in association with ASGBI, Lusaka, Zambia - 19 to 21 October 2011
Shekhar Biyani and Jaimin Bhatt join a team from ASGBI delivering a new five day course for surgical residents on the management of surgical emergencies.
KCMC Hospital, Tanzania - August to September 2011
Oliver Kayes, a year 6 SpR, reports on his 6-week visit. Oliver has also provided a supplementary report - A Urologist Abroad - Messages from Moshi contains a lot of information about KCMC. There is also a list of useful advice and tips for planning trips, a photographic record and Oliver Kayes's personal diary.
The Gambia - April 2011
Hussain Alnajjar reports on his 1-week visit to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, Gambia with James N'Dow and George Fowlis.
Hawassa, Ethiopia - March 2011
Shekhar Biyani, Jaimin Bhatt, Joby Taylor and Sister Denise Ellis visit The College of Medicine and Health Sciences School of Medicine to assist the local surgeons in developing skills in basic endourological procedures and to run a two-day workshop on Basic Endourology Skills.
Nigeria and Cameroon - February 2011
Sam Osaghe, from Pilgrim Hospital, Boston visited The University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria; The University College Hospital, Oyo State, Nigeria; and Our Lady of Love Catholic Hospital, Cameroon.
Hawassa, Ethiopia - March 2010
Shekhar Biyani, from Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield, describes his visit to a 200-bed hospital in Ethiopia which serves a population of 17 million people.
Lusaka, Zambia & Monze, Kenya - November 2008
Jaimin Bhatt & Christine Evans visited the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka & Monze Mission Hospital in Monze, Kenya. Christine continued to Mozambique and her reflections on the whole trip can be found here.
Zanzibar - Sep 2006
Ru MacDonagh visited Zanzibar to prepare for the construction of a small hospital & dispensary on the island as part of the HIPZ programme. He met members of the government and local residents, as welll as unexpectedly acquiring a highly-qualified architect to aid in the construction.
KCMC, Tanzania - July 2006
Neil Harris, Urology Trainee in the South West Region spent the month of July 2006 working at Kilamanjaro Christian Medical Centre. He assisted at routine surgery, participated in the teaching programme & gained useful experience in open urological surgery.
KCMC, Tanzania - May/June 2006
Katherine Kennedy visited KCMC to teach, consolidate her overseas urological experience and set up a computerised database of adverse surgical events.
San Fernando, Trinidad - April 2006
Mike Kellett, Consultant Uroradiologist in London, visited Trinidad to pass on his vast experience of gaining percutaneous access to the kidney for endoscopic stone surgery.
Lusaka, Zambia & Harare, Zimbabwe - Nov/Dec 2005
Christine Evans travelled to Lusaka, Zambia and then on to Harare, Zimbabwe to lecture, examine in urology and and to perform some complex operative surgery.
Muhimbili, Tanzania - Nov 2005
Christine Evans visited Muhimbili National Hospital to help in the COSECSA MCS and FCS examinations. She found problems with some of the approaches to running the examinations, and made recommendations to improve the process.
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Nov 2005
Steve Garnett visited the Aberdeen Clinic & Fistula Cantre in Freetown to learn more about vesicovaginal fistula, a common condition in Africa with immense social repercussions, but rarely seen in the UK.
Iraqi Kurdistan - Sep/Oct 2005
Christine Evans visited Duhok, Sulaiman & Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan and overcame signiicant travel problems to perform complex reconstructive surgery in all three units. This was Christine's final overseas trip.
Tanzania - Jun/Jul 2005
Ater an earlier sabbatical in Tanzania, John McGrath visited Selian Lutheran Hospital (to establish a new link with the urology unit), Shighatini Lutheran Dispensary (to oiversee the building of a new operating theatre) and KCMC (to deliver basic surgical equipment and carry out endoscopic surgery).
Wad Medani, Sudan - Mar 2005
Ismail Khalaf visited Wad Medani Hospital, the only major urological centre outside the capital, Khartoum, and the only hospital available to those with little or no money, serving a population of almost 5 million. He found an impressive, dedicated urology/nephrology unit providing high-quality care free of charge.
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India - Oct to Dec 2004
Following an elective period at CMC Vellore, Trevor Dorkin re-visited the unit at the invitation of Nitin Kekre, Professor of Urology in Vellore.
Iraqi Kurdistan - Aprt/May 2004
Christine Evans visited Erbil, Duhok & Suilaiman in Iraqi Kurdistan and performed a variety of common procedures (TURP, TURBT, optical urethrotomy) as well as some complex urinary reconstruction (suprapubic repair of vesiciovaginal fistula).
Mnazi Moja Hospital, Zanzibar - late Jan 2004
Ru MacDonagh returned to Mnazi Moja Hospital to support Dr Mohammed Jiddawi, the sole Consultant by reinforcing his training and replacing his unserviceable equipment. Dr Jiddawi had previously received training in endoscopic urology, including transurethral resection of the prostate, but had become de-skilled due to repeated equipment failures.
Mnazi Moja Hospital, Zanzibar - early Jan 2004
Mac McIvor, KeyMed representative, visited to Mnazi Moja Hospital, Zanzibar to prepare the ground (and the endoscopic instruments) for the arrival of Ru MacDonagh (see above).
5th Lester Eshleman Workshop, KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania - Nov 2003
Danny Painter, Specialist Registrar in the South West Deanery, accompanied Phil Thomas to KCMC for the workshop which focused on reconstructive urology and intersex disorders.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi - Sep 2003
Christine Evans travelled for the first time to Malawi to teach and perform reconstructive surgery.She then moved on to Zimbabwe & Zambia to meet up with Professor Chris Lavy, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, to discuss the COSECSA examinations.
University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia - Sep 2003
Ahsanul Haq was joined by Christine Evans at the end of her trip to Malawi & Zimbabwe (see above) and spent his time operating & assisting at surgery, often performed for "end-stage" pathology.
KCMC, Moshi,, Tanzania - Apr 2003
Neil Haldar visited KCMC to set up a formal twinning arrangement between Oxford and KCMC. He was accompanied by Griff Fellows, a retired urologist, Jeremy Crew, Consultant Urologist, Wendy Edmundson, urology theatre sister, Kokila Laku, paediatric surgeon and Peter Sullivan, paediatrician.
Zambia - Apr 2003
Neville Harrison visited 11 hospitals in Zambia at the invitation of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), to assess surgical training and, at the same time, to find out more about their local urology services.
Iraqi Kurdistan - May 2002
Christine Evans visited Duhok, Salaimi & Erbil to perform large numbers of complex procedures and to deliver equipment, printers etc to various hospitals.
Banjul, The Gambia - Apr 2022
Mike Bishop, accompanied by George Fowlis, Sean Vesey and Jhumur Pati (George Fowlis's SpR), transported a large quantity of equipment to Banjul and assisted several major procedures involving reconstructive surgery.
KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania - Feb 2002
Nilay Patel with Neil Haldar, Jeremy Crew & Mark Sullivan were invited to participate in daily ward rounds, outpatient clinics, radiology meetings and in the operating theatre.
Zanzibar & Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania - Jan 2002
Mark Woodward, SpR in Paediatric Urology in Bristol, visited Zanzibar with Guy Nicholls, Consultant Paediatric Urologist. They saw children with hypospadias (two of whom had had previous surgery) and then 11 children with urethro-cutaneous (UC) fistulae. These were of varying degrees of severity, but were all the result of religious circumcision.
University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
Christine Evans, accompanied by Patrick Duffy, Ken Queen, Derek Rosario and Nigel Sammon performed multiple complex procedures during their visit.
Zanzibar & KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania - Oct/Nov 2001
Jonathan Rees, Research Fellow in Taunton visited the Department of Urology at Mnazi Moja Hospital in Zanzibar, before joining up with the Urolink Party for the Urology Workshop at KCMC in Northern Tanzania (see above).
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India - Sep/Oct 2001
Andrew Cliff was offered the chance to perform some open procedures, in particular live-donor nephrectomy, but found it more useful to "wander" between the adjacent theatres, thereby enabling him to see most of the urological procedures he had not seen during four years of training in the UK.
All India Insitute of Medical Studies, New Delhi, India - Jul 2001
Prokar Dasgupta visited AIIMS on a fellowship, specifically to study laparoscopic urology, in which Indian surgeons have played a pioneering role.
KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania - Nov/Dec 1999
Patrick Cutinha visited KCMC as a trainee to take part in a urethroplasty workshop, overseen by Chris Chapple, Neville Harrison, Philip Thomas and Pat Malone.
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