Peter Reemst is AIGT/MD Global Health and surgeon. From 1986-1989 Peter worked as medical officer in Mutomo Hospital, Kenya. After returning from Kenya he completed surgical residency. Peter Reemst works as a surgeon in Maxima Medical Center (MMC) in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. He is specialized in oncology. Global health is still dear to him, and as such, he is involved with the SIGN nailing project, visiting Mutolere, Uganda every year.
In many parts of the world, fractures go untreated, leading to permanent disability. SIGN brings bone implants to trauma patients in low- and middle -income countries. The implants are specifically designed for these settings and during operation and no image intensifier or X-ray are needed. Local surgeons and medical officers are taught how to use them and thereby hasten the healing process and assure affected patients will be able to return to their jobs.
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Peter and his family in Mutomo Mission Hospital, Kenya (1986-1989)
Peter in Mutolere, Uganda for the SIGN Nailing project. Almost all patients in this hospital, including polytrauma patients are being operated on by Fred Hafasha, one of the clinical officers, who got this training in the SIGN project. Peter has been one of his supervisors during training. All post-operative X-rays are sent to SIGN Headquarters in Seattle, and if necessary direct feedback can be provided.