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Kijabe, Kenya 

Temple anesthesiology residents may spend 3-4 weeks at Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. Kijabe Hospital is a three hundred and sixty-three (363) bed, level five tertiary referral center in rural Kenya located approximately one hour driving northwest from the nation’s capital of Nairobi. There are nine operating rooms and an ICU, as well as dental, laboratory, and pathology units. The hospital serves people from locations throughout Kenya and neighboring countries. An active Kenya Registered Nurse Anesthetists program was established in 2006. 

For more information about the hospital please visit the Kijabe Hospital website.

Rodger Barnette, MD, FCCM
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Temple Department of Anesthesiology

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

CURE hospital in Ethiopia is a pediatric orthopedic hospital located in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. Temple Anesthesiology residents are integrated into the health care program which provides charitable care to a substantial portion of the population.  Residents also have the opportunity to grow as teachers and are incorporated into the educational structure there. 

For an in depth look into their experience please visit the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia blog.

For more information on CURE Ethiopia please visit their website.

Elizabeth Drum, MD, FAAP, FCPP
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Temple Department of Anesthesiology.
Attending Anesthesiologist and Medical Director of Anesthesia/Sedation Services in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
See Dr. Drum’s blog here

Kigali, Rwanda

The mission of the International Organization for Women & Development (IOWD) is to deliver healthcare to women with obstetric fistulas. In Rwanda, Temple Anesthesiology residents have an opportunity to work with a team consisting of medical volunteers from the IOWD, Rwandan obstetrician/gynecologist residents, nursing staff, and medical students. Kinyarwandan is the official language of Rwanda and is spoken by most women who visit the clinic; therefore, Rwandan medical students take the medical history and aid in translation for visiting medical staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to further enrich their interest in international medicine and grow from the cultural experience.

For more information on the IOWD and their work please see the following article.

David Fish, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Temple University 
Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology