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CURE International

Director of Plastic Surgery

CURE International
Addis Ababa, --, Ethiopia

Date Posted: 07/09/2010
Categories: Health Care - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
CURE International

Director of Plastic Surgery – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

CURE International has a long-term (2+ years) board-certified Plastic Surgeon position available at the CURE Ethiopia Children's Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ehtiopia. The CURE Ethiopia Children's Hospital (CECH) is a pediatric orthopedic teaching hospital in Addis Ababa. CECH fills a critical need for an orthopedic and trauma care residency program in Ethiopia. The hospital is a state-of-the-art 60 bed hospital complex that will provide modern medical and surgical care to physically disabled children in Ethiopia. The hospital has a dual focus on pediatric orthopedics and pediatric plastic reconstruction. The hospital treats disabilities such as cleft lip and palate, clubfoot, burn contractures, and other physical disabilities.

CECH brings modern, up-to-date standards and equipment such as ECG machines, pulse oximetry, anesthetic gas monitoring, and C-arm mobile X-ray units. There is also training for hospital staff in the use and maintenance of this equipment. CECH has also introduced advanced American diagnostic techniques using ultrasound, enhanced X-ray, and laboratory services which were unavailable in Ethiopia.

Partnership with Smile Train

Since the fall of 2006, in collaboration with Smile Train, CURE has developed a cleft lip and cleft palate surgical training programs in most of CURE's hospitals worldwide. These programs have been piloted in Afghanistan and in the Dominican Republic. CURE will train 20 surgeons in the correction of cleft lip/palate surgery each year.

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