This week, doctors from the BIDMC Division of Urology are heading off to the Cape Verde Islands to provide a much needed service and to teach for future improvement in this area of care. Dr. Michael Kearney is leading the group.
The goal of this mission is to do an initial assessment of the need for urological specialty care, while diagnosing and possibly treating a number of patients while there. The team believes they will be seeing approximately 100 patients over 4 days.
But what I really like, too, is that our Interpreter Services Department offered to join in, selflessly concluding that this would be a great opportunity to assist in the development of this service.
In all, three BIDMC Cape Verdean interpreters, two Chief Residents from BIDMC, and one doctor from the Miriam Hospital, are joining Dr. Kearney on this mission.
Through the generosity of the Cape Verdean consulate in Boston, TACV airlines, the clinics in Cape Verde to be visited, and Nobidade TV media, expenses for travel will be kept to a minimum.
Please join me in wishing them all well.