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The Gambia November Update

National Thyroid Clinic, Surgical Program, Supportive Assistance, Future Missions

We had another busy and successful trip to The Gambia in November 2016 with a great team. We continued our work with the local staff to build a National Thyroid Clinic at Serekunda Hospital so that all patients in The Gambia with thyroid disease can be seen, assessed, treated and followed in one site.

In addition to the patient management in the thyroid clinic, we also performed 14 thyroid operations for large thyroid masses, many of which were overactive. These patients often have many ongoing symptoms that are difficult to control with medications.

Thank you again for all of your support that allows us to do this life changing care and to help build medical and surgical care in The Gambia.


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