Dr. Kevin Healy, Anesthesiologist, On His Recent Medical Mission to Malawi

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Dr. Kevin Healy, Anesthesiologist, On His Recent Medical Mission to Malawi

Dr. Kevin Healy, Anesthesiologist, Blogs About His Recent Medical Mission to Malawi

Dr. Kevin Healy was part of the Operation of Hope volunteer medical team that performed 21 surgeries in Blantyre, Malawi. We are so thankful to have wonderful volunteers join us on every mission. Below are excerpts from Dr. Healy’s blog, “Have Laryngoscope, Will Travel.” Please note that some images are surgical in nature and therefore may be disturbing to some readers.

Preparing for the trip to Malawi Africa with Operation of Hope

I spent most of Wednesday packing for a trip to Malawi. We will be doing cleft lip and palate surgery at the CURE hospital in Blantyre. It will be a long trip, with an over-night in Johannesburg South Africa on Friday.  Read More  

Overnight in Johannesburg

Tonight I’ll sleep at a quiet bed & breakfast, the Sunflowers Guesthouse, 15 minutes from the airport. I hope to leave at 7:45 Saturday morning for a 10:00 flight to Blantyre Malawi.  Read More  
Mother and Child patients during 2012 Operation of Hope mission to Malawi.

Mother and Child patients during 2012 Operation of Hope mission to Malawi.

Blantyre: Screening and the first day of surgery

We just got back from the screening clinic. Twenty children and adults came through; we put 17 on the schedule for the coming week. One lady, 17 years old, came in for a cleft lip repair and we put her 3 month old daughter with a cleft lip on as well.  Read More  

Wrap up on Beit CURE Blantyre Malawi

We operated on mother Tuesday afternoon and child Wednesday morning. The photos were taken on Friday afternoon.  There’s nothing better than getting a twofer and having such good results.  Read More