Six Estonian medics to go on humanitarian mission to Kenya
Six Estonian medics will be embarking on a humanitarian mission to Kenya's Meru region next week.
The two-week mission involving medics from the North Estonia Medical Centre (PERH), University of Tartu and the Tartu Ambulance Foundation will focus on surgical treatment of patients as well as training of local medical personnel.
The leader of the Estonian team, Jüri Teras, said that they hope to operate on approximately 100 patients with various medical issues as well as educate local doctors and other medical personnel on modern surgical methods and practices.
"Estonian medicine is at good enough level to share one's experience and skills with others without embarrassment," said Teras, who added that they would also be taking with them a lot of medical equipment and supplies donated by various medical companies and hospitals.
The mission beginning next week was organized by the humanitarian organization Eesti Arstid Aitavad Maailma ("Estonian Doctors Help the World") in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and PERH. It is funded by the Estonian ministry through its development cooperation program.