The Maghreb-American Health Foundation's team composed of 17 American volunteer medical professionals, specialized in neurosurgery, cardiology, and anesthesia from University Minnesota Hospital, Nicklaus Children Hospital in Miami, Georgia Health Sciences University, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center worked jointly with the local Algerian medical doctors to provide much needed medical treatment to 35 children with ages varying from 1 to 14 years-old.
The children suffering from multiple forms of Spina Bifida were the major medical cases targeted in the Medea Mission 2016. The US doctors worked closely with their Algerian counterparts, to use the latest surgical techniques, advanced surgical equipment, and overall multi-disciplinary approach to treat the most complex forms of Spina Bifida.
The objectives of the mission were to empower the local surgical team with the latest techniques used in the treatment of complex Spina Bifida cases and help them make their facility a center of excellence at the regional level.
During the Mission Medea 2017, the efforts of collaboration and exchange lead to the first of its kind surgical procedures through telemedicine between the Miami Children’s Hospital and the hospital of Medea.
|Jalil Belmouloud||Medical Interpreter||Durham NC|
|Azzedine Stambouli||Medical Advisor||Chief Medical Officer , PCI|
|Rabi Fuad Sulayman||Pediatric Cardiologist||Chairman Cardiologie pediatric|
|Haroon Choudhri||Neurosurgeon||Prof and Chief of complex spine in Neurosurgery|
|Bruce Ferrara||Neonatologist||Professor & President of Minnesota Neonatal Physician|
|Maria Kobeja||Nurse Operating Room||Miami Children Hospital|
|Catherine Larash Ragheeb||Nurse|
|Mahmoud Nagib||Neurosurgeon||Professor University of Minnesota|
|Nagib Nancy||Nurse Operating Room||University of Minnesota|
|Angela Olson||Nurse Post Op||University of Minnesota|
|John Ragheeb||Neurosurgeon||Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery and Pediatrics Miami Children’s Hospital|
|Raj Sarpal||Chief Anesthesiologist||Chief Anesthesiology and Internal Medecine|
|Lucienne Wallner||Nurse Administration||Nicklaus Children's Hospital|
|Barbara Wiemann||Nurse Post Op||University of Minnesota|
|Nurse Lenore Wilson||BA, BSN,rn, PHN||Clinical Quality Analyst|
|Djaoued Bedjaoui||Medical Advisor||Washington DC|