2021 Annual Report
2021 seemed like the finish line as we prepared to graduate our first class of residents. It was a momentous time, but we quickly found out the easiest day was yesterday. This year marks our transition from of a focus of training residents to assisting these new specialists with the transition to teaching and leading the new field of emergency medicine.
2020 Annual Report
PLeDGE Health was fortunate to be nimble enough to Pivot through the challenges of COVID-19. Due to our small size and strong local networks, we were able to rapidly identify the pressing challenge of limited PPE at Maputo City Hospitals. We were able make the decision to import almost $50,000 of PPE from suppliers in South Africa and had it at the border within 72 hours. This was a direct result of the public-private partnerships we formed in the wake of cyclone Idai–We are so grateful for our partners at Medi-Response, Agility, and the City of Maputo.
2019 Annual Report
2019 has been the year of the volunteer! We are grateful for the 25 physicians and nurses who have joined with us to train our residents. Included in our program is the promotion of 6 residents through to senior status.
2018 Annual Report
The past year has been an extremely dynamic year for PLeDGE Health. On June 27, 2017 our Mozambican residents started their first day of clinical rotations. Their experience at the Central Hospital of Mozambique has encompassed the existing emergency care environment and other specialties including pediatrics, medicine, and intensive care. The Mozambican Ministry of Health then sponsored the residents to travel to Tanzania for six months of training.
Transforming care in Mozambique
Currently there is no emergency medical system in Mozambique. Precious seconds, minutes, and hours are lost during emergencies, because no immediate medical care is available.
When a patient has an emergency, it is almost always up to them to decide where to seek treatment and to find transportation. As a result, the vast majority of patients die before they can even reach a medical facility for treatment.