Global Health: Kiwi Doctors use ultrasound to help save boy in rural Indonesia

May 22, 2015

Returning to try and save Thomas:  A 5 year old boy in the final stages of heart failure in Indonesia.
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To watch the news video report click here:  http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/he-could-walk-indonesian-child-s-miracle-turnaround-after-kiwi-doctors-intervene-video-6309161

Dr Tom Mulholland is the Senior Medical Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine, Auckland City Hospital.  He is also an Honorary Lecturer in Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland

Thomas and nurse
Taken from the mission page of www.drtomonamission.com

Dr Caroline Meadows and I are heading back to Waisai to try and save Thomas in April. We will be heading to the village and thanks to the Generosity of Sonosite NZ, are taking an Ultrasound scanner to look at Thomas’s heart to see what structural problems there are, and if they can be fixed. We will also be scanning the hearts of children in the area to see if we can pick up any other structural heart problems.

We could not be doing this without the help of our sponsors, the Indonesian Health authorities and Drs Sririyanti Wijaya and Dr Syarif a Cardiologist from Jakarta.  Thanks to Dr. Tom and his team, other doctors are committed to providing medical support to the island on a regular basis.

If you could donate some money it will now go to Thomas and his family as his mother tragically passed away leaving 5 children.  To make a donation, go to:  http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/savingthomas#

To watch the video go to:  http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/he-could-walk-indonesian-child-s-miracle-turnaround-after-kiwi-doctors-intervene-video-6309161

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