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Gambia Medical UK Partnership (Gam Med)
We hope this instalment of the Daisy Digest finds you well and in the safety of your own home. This week on the Daisy Digest we wanted to share the inspiring story of The Gambia Medical UK Partnership (Gam Med)
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted an even greater appreciation for the type of people who form the NHS and the fantastic work they do in the UK every day.
Gam Med was formed by a group of UK clinicians, involving Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiologists, Anaesthetists and Plastic Surgeons with the team setting out to support Dr Kebba Marenah to raise care and standards in The Gambia.
In the Gambia many patients with injuries use traditional medicine and healers. Fractures are often bound with sticks and often go on to malunite resulting in significant permanent deformity. The resulting deformities would pose a significant orthopaedic challenge to reconstruct the limb in the Western World, let alone in The Gambia.
Gam Med UK and The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital
We were delighted to offer a level of support to this fantastic initiative. Some kit we supplied included NewClip AcitvMotion DFO and HTO Plates. See the before and after of one case where these we utilised.
Joint Operations Sales Manager Rupert Barden was able to support Gam Med forming part of the outreach team. This was Rupert’s second visitation to the Gambia with the Gam Med team.
Some examples of before and after surgery
To the left of the image you can see the plates provided were used to carry out an Osteotomy.
To the right of the image the team felt honoured to have a visit from one of the biggest characters from their visit in 2019, This young man who was so well and happy after the significant surgery he had undergone.
Gam Med UK rely on business support from The Gambia and the UK.
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