Team Chicago's maiden mission to Uganda was a great success.
The team performed a total of 87 complex surgical procedures in just five days. Among the operations were excisions of large thyroid goiters that are a common problem in the country and repairing severe burn scars on a young 5-year-old's hand and arm. Operation International was also able to help raise money for a young girl who had been burned by acid to get the medical care she needs.
At the time of its mission, Team Chicago was the fourth Operation International team to visit Rakai, Uganda.
The visit was instrumental in helping the small hospital, which lacks many basic resources, to treat the large volume of patients that rely on its services. Rakai General Hospital is responsible for treating 250,000 patients each year.
Team Chicago was also able to visit local orphanages and schools in Uganda that Operation International supports. The team brought donations of supplies, toys and other treats for the children, all made possible with your continued support.