(JollofNews) – Kidney patients in the Gambia have received free life-saving vascular (fistula) surgery at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, Banjul, thanks to the founder of Ida Bass Kidney Foundation,  Sailey Fladruds and a team of medics from the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital.

The medics, including two transplant surgeons, a vascular scientist and renal vascular access nurse specialist were in the Gambia for seven days  and conducted successful operations on several patients.

They also provided valuable training to the surgical team and the renal nurses respectively.

Commenting on the trip, the team said: “It was an absolute pleasure working with everyone involved in the vascular access project and we would like to thank the surgical team at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for all their help and support to ensure that everything progressed smoothly.

“We are also very pleased for the opportunity to contribute to the health service of the Gambia especially, kidney care services. We are all happy to support, remain in touch and return to the Gambia in the near future to continue their support.”

Ida Bass Kidney Foundation is committed to saving  lives in the Gambia and is seeking donations to buy medical supplies and help fund more trips to the Gambia.
You can help save the lives of kidney patients in the Gambia by donating here.