2019 has been a glorious year! As we wind down the year, thank you for taking this journey with us. We have made several steps in the right direction and these would not have been possible without your generous donation(s).
Here are the brief updates:
Our Master of Science in Neurosurgery program enrolled its first cohort of students this year. The three students started the program in August and are well on their way to becoming skilled additions to our work force.
This week, in conjunction with the Association of Surgeons of Uganda (ASOU), we are hosting the annual meeting of College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), under the theme: "Access to Safe Surgical Care: A Universal Perspective".The COSECSA annual meeting is an important opportunity for physicians in the region to meet and discuss different ways to improve healthcare service delivery in the region. NSU's efforts to increase neurosurgical care access and quality are a pertinent inclusion.
As you spend Christmas with your loved ones this season, we at NSU wish you all of God's blessings. Thank you for partnering with us to make life better and please continue to share our vision and mission every chance you get.
God bless you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
i hope you’re blessed and being the best versions of yourselves. We as The Neurosurgical Society of Uganda are actively trying to do the same as we prioritize capacity building, training and research in neurosurgery in Uganda.
This report will be brief as there is not a lot to update you on this time round:
1. Our enrollment for our first class of residents in our Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery at Makerere University started last month. We enrolled 5 students! This feat would not have been possible without you all.
2. This year, we host the annual meeting for the College of Surgeons for East, Central and Southern African (COSECSA) in December and this is a big deal as we get to showcase our progress over the past few years. The COSECSA program and international collaboration is growing stronger and this has several positive implications for us; not the least of which including - better training opportunities for our neurosurgeons.
Thank you so much for all your love and support. We are able to thrive today because you gave us a jolt of support. Please do continue supporting us and sharing our mission and story with your networks.
Together we will improve the state of neurosurgery in Uganda.
It is always such a pleasure to share our progress with you.
Here are some quick updates:
NSU is growing slowly but surely, with more and more structures in place to ensure our efficient functioning.
As we mentioned in the beginning, we have always tried to prioritize training and research. While our training program is up and running, our research programs are still lagging behind. In order to kickstart our research arm, we need dedicated staff to run the program, and identify and execute worthy research projects. Hiring skilled staff to run these research programs is quite costly, so we will need to do more fundraising, as well as increase our revenue from Mengo Hospital. We will get there in time and I will not let you forget it when it happens.
Last time I mentioned NSU was vying for a few grants; however, we did not win one of the grants. The other grant opportunity is still looming and we are very optimistic we will win the grant.
Our Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery (MMed. Neurosurgery) starts in August and we expect to start with a class of 5 students. At the enrollment rate of five (5) students per year, we will easily surpass our goal to train 30 neurosurgeons in Uganda by 2030.
Lastly, this month we are happy to host Leena from GlobalGiving. We look to learning from her and sharing a piece of our beautiful country.
As always, thank you for your time and thank you for supporting NSU.
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