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Improving Cardiac Surgery Standards in Kenya: An Interview with Teresa Kieser

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

At the 2023 EACTS Annual Meeting, CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and CTSNet senior editors set out to interview the most knowledgeable CT surgeons from around the world. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.

CTSNet Cardiac Editor Dr. Lorena Montes caught up with Prof. Teresa M. Kieser about her involvement as the chair of advisory board with the newly active Kibos International Health Foundation. Prof. Kieser gives an overview of the organization, her takeaways from their initial visits in the Kisii and Trans Nzoia counties, key infrastructure missing from the medical centers, and next steps towards raising funds for improved surgery standards. She emphasizes the need for sustainable solutions that start from the ground up, directly maintained and serviced by the people of Kenya.

Visit the Kibos International Health Foundation website to learn more about this ever-present topic in global surgery.


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