Transcript of "Philipp Fischer - Medical interventions after a military amunition depot exploded in Brazzaville"
Short term challenges of
surgical response to
Explosion Incident in
Brazzaville Congo 2012
Dr. med. Philipp Fischer
Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und
Direktor: Prof. D. C. Wirtz
246 people were killed on 4th March 2013 when a military
amunition depot exploded in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic
of Congo. Almost 2000 people were injured by the blasts which
rocked the riverside capital of the oil-producing nation,
flattening houses near the scene and sending a plume of
smoke high above the city.
Challenge 1 Running out of Material
After a few days we run out of fixateur extern
Telphone to humedica (its weekend i dont now.....)
Telphone to Walter (GRF)
Email Contact with Synthes (Steve Schwartz)
500 kg of material were send!
Handed over to 2 Hospitals
Trained Physicians / Disaster Med Institute /Training Courses in 2014
(First AO Course?!)
Challenge 2 Work outside the OR
Official German Delegation
First Operation then Ministry/GIZ/ UN etc
Assessment in IDP Camp
Work together with UN Demining Group
Challenge 3 Experimental Operation Enviroment
-Be self sufficient as NGO in a Disaster Mission
-Always have a tie with you.......
-There is a need for a Damage Control Orthopaedics Course
Before Teams are deployed and for surgeons in low income countrys
-Prof. of Humanitarian Surgical Response
-First AO Disaster Course in Brazzaville?!