OUTREACH COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Published: 10 January 2017
The establishment of a Regional Mycetoma Centre in an endemic region
The MRC in collaboration with Sinner State and local community leaders in Wad Onsa has established the Wad Onsa Regional Mycetoma Centre in Wad Onsa village for early case detection, medical and surgical management of patients, conducting community based services and health education activities. The regional centre is also a field research unit for the MRC.
The centre consists of a surgical operation suite with two operating rooms, sterilization room, preparation room as well as two surgical wards, an out-patient clinic, a pharmacy, a laboratory, an ultrasound suite and tele-medicine facilities.
A considerable number of patients were seen during 2016, most of them underwent ultrasound examinations and 70 patients underwent surgery in the centre.