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Gabon: CNAMGS committed to reducing medical evacuations - P4H Network

Gabon: CNAMGS committed to reducing medical evacuations

Reduce medical evacuations for children’s urological surgery. This is the ultimate goal of the medical-surgical caravan for the care of children with urological pathologies, held from May 24 to 29 at the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Fondation Jeanne Ebori in Libreville. Funded by the Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie et de garantie sociale (CNAMGS), the initiative is organized in partnership with the Société gabonaise de chirurgie pédiatrique (Sogachiped) and the Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades in Paris.

According to Dr. Patrick Orema, these pathologies are particularly difficult to treat. “In the present case, the treatment of the chosen pathologies is a little beyond our therapeutic possibilities. Hence the involvement of our external partners. Especially as the cost of treating these pathologies is very high indeed”, added the doctor. The idea is to significantly reduce the need for medical evacuations for children’s urological surgery, by sharing skills between foreign and local doctors. “Some patients will still be evacuated, but the bulk will be treated locally and paid for by the CNAMGS”, Youssouf Ndong pointed out. Medical evacuations cost an average of 12 million CFA francs per patient.

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