Dr. Nancy Van Laeken M.D., F.R.C.S.C.



A mission summary :
From May 19th through to May 26th, 2022 a team from Reconstructing Women International participated in a surgical mission to the Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa . The team members included : Dr N Van Laeken from Vancouver, Canada , Dr Michele Coriddi from New York, Emily Clark PA from New York and Jennifer Oliver PA,  from Spokane Washington.
The team had tremendous support from the entire hospital. Dr Abdi Mohammed, the Head of Surgery at AKH, participated in the pre screening and surgical care of these patients as well as the RWI team. Without his support we could not have been as productive and efficient as we were while on site.
We operated on 22 patients with severe burn contractures. The majority were women and small children.
Two Plastic Surgery Residents from Nairobi also attended the cases.  They were sponsored by RWI.
An important part of future missions will be the knowledge sharing that we  experienced with our colleagues from Kenya on this trip. Thank you to all who supported us.

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