In December 2018 we facilitated the most physician consultations since our founding. Physician volunteers across eleven medical specialties provided 80 consultations on cases referred to The Addis Clinic by frontline health workers in Kenya, Cameroon, Somalia, and Haiti. Many of these were submitted over the Christmas and New Year holiday, and our ready team of volunteers did not hesitate to provide needed guidance despite their own very busy schedules.
60% of our cases in December 2018 were consulted on by the “usual top-3” of family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine. However, a few patients had very specific needs and required us to call on the expertise of a neurosurgeon working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a pediatric endocrinologist in California, and cardiologists in Pennsylvania & Connecticut. We are very lucky to have such a diverse network of volunteers!