General Surgery in Uganda
In a low and middle-income nation like Uganda, particularly in rural areas, there are significant limits on the capability for general surgery. Recent international pediatric surgical guidelines recommend general surgeons in rural, regional hospitals be trained and supported as a successful strategy for expanding pediatric surgical capacity. the main problem is the patients in Uganda are never treated and never diagnosed. With many initiatives and programs in Uganda, Uganda’s General surgery situation is increasing. The number of surgeons in Uganda for general surgery is rising, and Uganda is now providing quality health care in hospitals, helping to decrease General surgery cost in Uganda.
History of General Surgery in Uganda:
By witnessing the earlier situation of Uganda’s health care system for general surgery and pediatric Surgeries, a well-known Yale Medicine pediatric surgeon Dr. Doruk Ozgediz visits Uganda regularly. When Dr. Ozgediz first visited in 2003, most of the visiting medical professionals assisted in treating diseases like malaria and HIV. In addition, he observed significant issues with the country’s infrastructure, poverty, and lack of workforce and considered solutions to improve Uganda.
Since there are not enough medical professionals in Uganda, many patients who have surgery do not receive it from surgeons qualified to handle their specific problems. As a result, many Yale Medicine doctors go on humanitarian missions to help people who wouldn’t otherwise receive care. However, Dr. Ozgediz says Uganda can provide sustainable surgical care with little assistance. Despite having assisted in thousands of surgeries there, he now prefers to teach Ugandan surgeons and push for more local capacity.
Now Ugandan citizens are well aware of diseases; they go for treatment early and get quality treatment at a low cost.