The Humanitarian Scalpel Association will carry out its second humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau, surgical mission (orthopedics and general surgery), training of local professionals in various areas and holding consultations
The Humanitarian Scalpel Association will conduct its second humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau (Simão Mendes National Hospital), surgical mission (orthopedics and general surgery), training of local professionals in various areas and holding consultations with the inclusion of the otorhinolaryngology specialty. Mission that involves a very heavy logistics dimension with the need for very expensive equipment and materials. The dispatch of these materials, team travel, are also of great monetary demand. It will only be possible, with the solidarity of all who wish to contribute to this mission to a country with glaring humanitarian needs ...
We are talking about a poor country, one of the poorest in the world, with a very high neonatal and child mortality rate, with an average life expectancy of 49 years. Where everything is lacking and health care is scarce and in some areas unavoidable.
It all began with a request for help from a Guinean doctor working in Aveiro to help patients in Guinea who were awaiting orthopedic surgery, as there are no orthopedic surgeons in Guinea.
After the first mission, we found that humanitarian needs are much greater than we thought, so organizing new missions has become a must in order to help the people of Guinea who die from lack of basic health care.
Associated with the medical mission, we associated a support mission to the schools of the Dr José Manuel In´Uba Foundation (doctor who asked us for help), in Mansôa - Guinea Bissau, which are kept with part of the doctor's salary. Thus, part of the container space will be occupied with clothing, school supplies and school furniture for these schools.
The training of Guinea Bissau's health professionals in basic life support, infection prevention and control will also play a very important role in our mission.