Dr. Christopher Visco and Dr. Alfred Gellhorn present NewYork-Presbyterian's efforts in Tanzania at the United Nations

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.