On June 15th, Drs. Visco and Gellhorn presented at the United Nations session, "Meeting the Demands of the 21st Century Through Innovative Technology. Their presentation included their efforts to bring a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) protocal with ultrasound applications to Tanzania, as part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia/Cornell's Global Health Elective for residents.
In 2016 the Rehabilitation residency program of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia/Cornell sent their first resident to Tanzania as part of their newly established Global Health Elective. Under the leadership of Dr. Alfred Gellhorn, each resident spends 6 weeks rotating with several hospitals in Tanzania.
The efforts of the Global Health Elective in Tanzania include creating a stroke registry and a program for ultrasound guided platelet-rich plasma injections on top of caring for patients. The draw of the PRP protocal is its ease of replication and implementation, as well as cost-effective nature.