From 19 to 22 Septembre 2012, 2nd Change conducted a follow-up mission in Brazzaville. The evaluation mission took place from 17-19 March 2012 after the explosion of an ammunition depot in a populated neighborhood of Brazzaville City. Two objectives were implemented:
- a mission of reconstructive surgery held at the Hopital Central des Armées _ Pierre Mobengo in Brazzaville
- the inauguration of a new center for telemedecine activities in Congo
A team of surgeons including Dr. Pierre Quinodoz, Dr Alberto Musolas and Dr Asrat Mengiste was assisted by Dr Oliver Hagon, anesthesiologist. The team operated 15 patients with different pathologies (burns, road accident, congenital malformation, ankyloses.) Measures were also taken to facilitate transferring 3 patients who could not be operated in Brazzaville. These persons should be sent to CHR Ibn Rochd in Casablanca in Morocco thanks to personal contact of Dr. Pierre Quinodoz.
This mission was authorized by the Direction of the Hopital des Armées as well as by the highest Congolese authorities. The team met with his Excellency Pr. Charles BOWAO, Minister of National Defense. The Foundation LYNX For Hope sponsored it.
2nd Chance is considering extending its actions in Brazzaville by establishing a partnership with the head of maxillofacial surgery, Dr Opango-Chidas.
Download Brazzaville report (french): Rapport Brazzaville web