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 in the UK every day.
Gam Med was formed by UK clinicians, involving Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiologists, Anaesthetists, and Plastic Surgeons. The team was 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.