Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam (AKHD) through Womenfor Women Programme has performed 102 free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to restore physical organs and appearances on women and children who had deformities resulting from burns, violence and accidents.
The programme is a collaborative effort between AKHD, Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) and the Reconstructing Women International.
The programme was initiated in January 2016 with the aim of providing plastic and reconstructive surgeries to poor women and children with deformities.
Briefing journalists during the launch of the fourth phase of the programme at the hospital, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam’s plastic surgeon Athar Ali revealed yesterday that the Reconstructing Women International team would be travelling to Dar es Salaam in November, this year, to once again perform similar surgeries on select 40 women and children.
He further revealed that the medical screening camp will be held at AKHD tomorrow from 8am to 2pm, as well as at the Aga Khan Health facilities in Dodoma, Morogoro, Mbeya, Iringa, Mwanza, Tabora, Bukoba, Tanga and Kahama.
“Women and children with deformities resulting from burns, violence and accidents are invited to attend these screening sessions for assessment by well-trained experts in plastic and reconstructive surgery,” he said.
He added: “Candidates meeting the screening criteria will be required to attend a surgery camp scheduled for November 27 to 30, for further evaluation.”