Tissuemed Supporting Head and Neck Surgeons in Africa.

Tissuemed Ltd. was recently able to support  the 2nd African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Conference. The company’s TissuePatch surgical sealant film is a useful adjunct to ENT and Head and and Neck Surgery, often used to seal tissue surfaces and therefore minimise the need for postoperative drainage.

The AfHNS is a relatively new Society with the mission to:

  • improve outcomes of patients with diseases of the head and neck in Africa through prevention, clinical excellence, teaching, training and research, and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • coordinate and advance training and education of those engaged in the management of patients with diseases of the head and neck in Africa.
  • promote friendship and collaboration among those engaged in the management of patients with diseases of the head and neck in Africa.

The AfHNS and the Ghanaian ENT Society  held a joint conference with the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) on 5 and 6 May 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

The establishment of the AfHNS is already bearing fruit as it is building bridges between head and neck surgeons across Africa with African attendees coming from Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

Richard Frizzell (UK Sales manager) said “We were privileged to be able to assist in get more surgeons to the conference, to get the AfHNS closer to achieving its mission. ”

Tissuemed supported two surgeons to travel to the conference ,  one of whom Dr Kundiona (third from left on second row in picture) said “I will be forever grateful for the assistance that Tissuemed gave me. It was an opportunity to learn and to teach others.”. Dr Johannes Fagan said “I am grateful to Richard Frizzell and Tissuemed Limited for making funding available to enable Drs Mugabo (Rwanda) and Kundiona (Zimbabwe) to attend the conference.”

Tissuemed wishes the AfHNS all the best in the future and hopes to be able to work  together again.

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