CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated who UNC Project-Malawi is a collaboration between. It is a collaboration between UNC, Malawi Ministry of Health and the Malawi College of Medicine. The story has been updated online with the correct information. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
A UNC professor of neurosurgery is preparing for her next trip to Malawi in East Africa in March through UNC Project-Malawi, a collaboration between UNC, Malawi Ministry of Health and the Malawi College of Medicine. The project is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for the people of Malawi.
Carolyn Quinsey first traveled to Malawi during her residency at UNC to assist on a research mission regarding head injuries.
In the next month, Quinsey, along with her colleague, Dr. Eldad Hadar, will travel to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, to focus on improving neurosurgical care and supporting Kamuzu Central Hospital’s newest neurosurgeon, Ken-Keller Kumwenda.
“Just having this collaboration and having a neurosurgeon willing to come knowing that we’ll be there to support him will allow us to keep a good neurosurgeon in what is normally a very poor-resourced place,” Quinsey said.