Ethiopia-Stanford

 Dr Thomas Weiser of Stanford University has been working closely with Dr Miliard Derbew and his

former trainee and mentee, Dr Abebe Bekele (now Dean of the University of Global Health Equity in

Rwanda) on surgical safety programs for the past three years. This has been done in conjunction with

Lifebox, an NGO focused on improving surgical and anesthetic safety in LMICs. Since the start of our

work, the Ethiopian partnerships has developed into a program that has implemented quality

improvement programs in five hospitals throughout the country. The program is now being

incorporated by the Ministry of Health as part of its Saving Lives Through Surgery (SALTS) program, with

a goal of implementing it in every surgical hospital in the country. Addis Ababa University (AAU) has

been supportive of this effort, particularly while Dr Abebe was in place as the Dean of the Medical School.

 
Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH  Associate Professor of Surgery  Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon

Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery

Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon

Miliard Derbiew MD, FRCS, FACS, FCS-ECSA  Professor of Surgery  Consultant Pediatric Surgeon  MEPI Principal Investigator

Miliard Derbiew MD, FRCS, FACS, FCS-ECSA

Professor of Surgery

Consultant Pediatric Surgeon

MEPI Principal Investigator