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4. June 2018  Medical Mission to Juba, So. Sudan

Dr. Jacobson writes: For the many years of my service in Tanzania, I have warmly welcomed the wonderful visits of teams of gifted specialists who join us on a “Medical Mission.” For almost as long, I have dreamed of the day when we would be able to send out a Tanzanian team of expert, Christian doctors and nurses to serve others as we have been served. A dream of a maturing Christian hospital that could participate in sharing the love and compassion of Christ with those in need and without access to good care. Now the dream has begun. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...

November 2012 Plastic Surgery

Dr. Bill Brown examines a child with a cleft lip. Dr. Brown and his surgical team from Denver, Colorado operated on 67 children and adults with congenital deformities, burn scars and other problems during a week at Arusha Lutheran Medical Center and Selian Lutheran Hospital.

June 2012 Operation Walk



ALMC has just held the first ever, Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop for Tanzania!  Surgeons and surgical teams from throughout the country were invited for a weeklong seminar introducing them to this surgical technique.  ALMC has years of experience in this technique, and the course director, Dr. Paul Kisanga, is a recent graduate of the World Minimal Access Surgery course in India. 

The turn out was excellent with over thirty surgeons, anaesthetists, and surgical nurses in attendance.  Co-taught by ALMC and Exempla Health Care of Denver, Colorado, USA, the course was an introduction to laparoscopic surgery,  including lectures, equipment demonstrations, practical experience with the training simulators, and observation and assisting in live surgery. 

The participants unanimously requested that this become an annual event and many institutions requested rotations for their surgeons and residents in laparoscopic surgery at ALMC.  The workshop was widely covered in the local papers and TV News and thus brought many accolades to ALMC.

Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre is situated to become the major training site for new technology available for bedside ultrasound examinations.  Twenty-four doctors from Selian and ALMC underwent a special course in bedside ultrasonography in mid September.

The course was conducted by a team of ultrasound experts from two medical universities in South Carolina in the United States.  The training team is part of a worldwide movement to increase the availability of better diagnosis at the bedside in resource poor environments. 

Portable ultrasound machines now make it practical to perform exams for better diagnosis even in the most remote villages and dispensaries of the country.  At ALMC, portable ultrasounds now allow the doctors to do quick assessments in emergencies and on the wards. 

Prof. Mark Jacobson, the Executive Director of ALMC predicted that “the new technology in portable ultrasounds will impact rural medicine in the same way that cell phones have impacted rural communications.”

Dr. Victor Rao demonstrates the portable bedside ultrasound

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