Dr. Eric Richter, our newest board member, has led six IVUmed workshops in Uganda. These workshops are critical in terms of expanding the quality and scope of urologic care in Uganda.
Dr. Richter is dedicated to helping create sustainable healthcare systems in Uganda. “The one thing I’d like to help establish there is an effective, quality training program, where they can produce their own urologists and train themselves,” he said. “Within Uganda, they’ve had urology residency programs in the government hospital in the capital city of Kampala, but since I’ve been going there since 2014, and even prior to that, they haven’t graduated a single resident.”
“The opportunities for physicians and nurses to learn are few and far between,” Dr. Richter said. “I’ve seen a big difference in the time that I’ve been going there. If people want to improve the overall healthcare quality in resource-poor countries, helping us go there and teach the host nation urologists and providers is critical.”
So, how can you help? Dr. Richter is currently leading another workshop in Uganda with local urologist, Dr. Fred Kirya. You can support his work here, by helping cover the costs of medical supplies and other expenses.
We are incredibly grateful for Dr. Richter’s commitment to expanding access to quality urological care. We are thrilled to support him as he helps to establish an effective urology training program in Uganda.