Summary of health activities carried out

SUMMARY OF HEALTH ACTIVITIES IN BURUNDI AND IN MADAGASCAR

PERIODOUTCOMES PATIENTSHOSPITALIZATIONSSURGERIES
Burundi 2020: 25 January – 15 February3626444
Burundi 2019: 23 August-14 September2506049
Madagascar 2019: 27 March-16 April1101410
Burundi 2019: 19 January – 10 February1604845
Madagascar 2018: 9 November – 1 December1051513
Burundi 2018: 24 August – 21 September2806453
Madagascar 2018: 6 – 29 April951813
Burundi 2018: 16 January – 8 February1704635
Madagascar 2017: 20 September – 13 October851515
Burundi 2017: 28 March – 16 April1004027
Madagascar 2016: 18 October – 16 November1041812
Burundi 2016: 2 – 19 June1004830
Madagascar 2015: 12 – 31 May962310
Burundi 2015: 21 February – 8 March956539
Burundi 2014: 12 – 29 June724033
Madagascar 2014: 23 April – 7 May9555
Burundi 2013: 17 November – 8 December1206546
Burundi 2013: 2 – 25 May1105842
Burundi 2012: 12 August – 2 September984532
Burundi 2011: 14 November – 4 December1054842
Burundi 2011: 28 May – 19 June1206346
TOTAL2832862641

LIST OF INTERVENTIONS BY PATHOLOGY (678 surgeries)

AMPUTATIONS49OUTCOMES OF PARALYSIS25BURN COMPLICATIONS16
FRACTURES131KNEES DEFORMITIES71OUTCOMES OF DISLOCATIONS29
OSTEOMIELITES103CLUBFOOT65RECIDIVIST CLUBFOOT18
PROSTHETIC REPLACEMENTS33PSEUDOARTHROSIS38STIFFNESS13
TUMORS4VICIOUS CONSOLIDATIONS3OTHER81

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Burundi 2020: 25 January – 15 February

The first health mission of the year in Burundi ended on 15 February. Antonia, a doctor specialized in vascular surgery, Francesco, orthopaedic doctor, Francesca and Mara, nurses, Giuliana, rehabilitator, Gianni, orthopaedic technician and myself took part, as always on an absolutely voluntary basis. We have carried out a great deal of work, supported, as usual, […]

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Sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa

Haemoglobin disorders are inherited blood diseases that affect how oxygen is carried in the body. Haemoglobin disorders fall into two main categories: sickle-cell disease and thalassaemias. • Sickle-cell disease is characterized by a modification in the shape of the red blood cell from a smooth, donut-shape into a crescent or half moon shape. The misshapen […]

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