DOLF team to provide clinical care to men with hydrocele in Cote d’Ivoire

The DOLF team with Regional Health Director Dr. Koffi in front of the Filariasis Research Center at Agboville Regional Hospital.

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in partnership with the local partner Swiss Center for Scientific research in Cote d’Ivoire and the Ivorian National NTD Program, DOLF investigators helped organizing surgical hydrocelectomy training this week in Agboville, Cote d’Ivoire. 

Eight surgeons from various parts of Cote d’Ivoire, 2 nurses, and 2 anesthesiologists are participating.  They will go on to train others in their home districts, which will build national capacity to help those affected . As part of the training, seventeen patients are receiving life-changing surgeries this week at the Regional Hospital in Agboville.  The program was enthusiastically received and even featured on the local news.

Local news reporter interviewing DOLF collaborator Benjamin Koudou of the Swiss Center for Scientific Research.

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