SiGH granted funding for continued collaboration between UC San Diego and the Maputo Cardiothoracic Surgeons this April and May.
Dr Matchecane Cossa and Dr Adriano Tivane were able to attend the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) which was held here in San Diego (April 28 - May 1). After informative and highly engaging sessions at AATS, these Mozambican surgeons reconnected with their UC San Diego counterparts for a week. During this time, they observed cardiac surgical procedures both at UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Dr Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, UC San Diego Cardiology Professor and Director of Device Services, led discussions defining parameters of future educational sessions and equipment needs in Maputo.
Drs Cossa and Tivane also met with Dr Michael Madani, Executive Director of Surgery of the Cardiovascular Institute, to explore future learning opportunities at the UC San Diego facility.
All in all, it was a productive visit and SiGH’s grant investment was put to excellent use in bridging the gap of healthcare between UC San Diego and their Mozambican counterparts. With plans to continue this collaboration through 2018, 2019, and beyond, SiGH will be instrumental in providing funding for this significant work.
To learn more about the American Association for Thoracic Surgery visit their website at : https://aats.org