Uganda

  • 2009
  • Uganda

Uganda, District of Lacor

The St. Mary's Hospital made a request for assistance to restructure their medicine through the Teasdale-Corti Foundation, named for the team of doctors who founded the hospital in 1960, the Canadian surgeon Dr. Lucille Teasdale and her husband, an Italian doctor named Piero Corti. Today, the Teasdale-Corti Foundation is one of the leading providers of funds for St. Mary's and a benefactor of PSF-Canada. The Teasdale-Corti Foundation was put in contact with PSF-Canada via the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation, hospital donor and benefactor of PSF-Canada. It was interested in our expertise and experience in the reorganization of pharmacy departments in countries such as Mali and Haiti.

After decades of war and conflict, and the return of the population in the area Lacor, the number of patients treated at St. Mary's Hospital began to rise steadily, to the point that it was necessary to reorganize the pharmacy department to meet the growing needs.

The hospital has 500 beds, and the pharmacy department is composed of a Chief Pharmacist and 30 support persons.

PSF-Canada has supervised seven Canadian pharmacists on this mission:

 

Dates   Pharmacist City of origin

May– December 2010

Ghada Shaka

 Toronto, ON

December 2010 – April 2011

 Lisa Brander

 Edmonton, AB

April – September 2011

 Doret Cheng

 Toronto, ON

January – June 2012

 Doret Cheng

 Toronto, ON

September 2012 – March 2013

 Jennifer Weibe

 Winnipeg, MB

March – September 2013

 Nathalie Chenel

 Quebec City, QC

 January 2014 – July 2014

 Allison Kirkwood

 Vancouver, BC

February – June 2015

 Elizabeth McMahon

 Bedford, N.S.

July – September 2015

 Lisa Brander

 Edmonton, AB


As well, many Canadian pharmacy students have completed internship programs at Lacor Hospital during this mission period.

Objectives:

Logistics optimization pharmacy (40%)

Drug Utilization Review (DUR) mainly in the use of anti-infective drugs (40%)

Academic Support of Pharmacy program at the University of Gulu and The School of Nursing at Lacor. (20%)

Assessment of the financial impact of PSF Canada over the last five years, that is to say the implementation of a hospital formulary, procedures, organizational improvement of the department of pharmacy and the establishment of inventory control.


Our mission in pictures

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