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Department of Emergency Medicine hosts Emergency Physicians from Weill Bugando Emergency Department in Tanzania

As part of its Global Emergency Medicine Lecture Series, the Department of Emergency Medicine, on May 1, 2019, featured a presentation on the practice of emergency medicine in Mwanza, Tanzania.  Visiting Drs. Shahzmah Suleman, director, and Ally Akrabi, attending physician, at the Weill Bugando Emergency Department in Mwanza, delivered the presentation to emergency medicine colleagues at NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Drs. Suleman and Akrabi are visiting Weill Cornell Emergency Medicine Department this Spring as part of the collaboration between Weill Cornell and Bugando Medical Center. This collaborative relationship seeks to foster educational programs and improve healthcare delivery in northwestern Tanzania; and allow for broader understanding of the practice of emergency medicine in global settings.

Tanzania has one physician per 50,000 patients; the lowest ratio of physicians to patients in the world. Of the 49 million people living in Tanzania, approximately 34 million will never see a doctor in their lifetime. The mission of the Weill Cornell Medicine program in Tanzania is to improve healthcare by training the next generation of Tanzanian physicians and scientists at Weill Bugando School of Medicine.

The Global Emergency Medicine Lecture Series highlight experiences in delivering and improving emergency care in international contexts.


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