Time at NCMCH Comes to an End

Today we finished our week of work at the National Center for Maternal and Child Health in UB, Mongolia. It’s been a whirl wind week – from patient consults to lectures to discussions about medical care in Mongolia and the future we’ve been able to learn a lot, teach a lot, and hopefully help some patients too. There is no doubt that resources are much more limited than in the US or other western countries, yet I am amazed every time we are here how much they do with the resources they have. Dr. Enkhtur, Hospital Director has challenged me and our team to do a critical review of the Hematology/Oncology program here and to work with the team here to help them develop a realistic strategic plan to continue to improve the outcomes for Mongolian children with cancer and blood disorders. A lot of our time over the last few days has been talking about prioritization and realistic needs. I am excited to work with the team to help achieve this goal.

We also met with physicians from surgery, pathology, intensive care, nephrology and others. They are universal in their appreciation of our efforts here and ask that other subspecialists come and visit, teach and partner with them. Next September is the 90th anniversary of the Children’s Hospital and I am looking forward  to bringing a larger team of medical specialists from Nemours and Wolfson to expand our partnership, continue with Jonathan’s legacy, and help improve the health of children in Mongolia.

For now, we are off to visit Khovsgol Nur, the largest lake in Mongolia and an area of immense natural beauty!  I remain indebted to Dr. Fox and Dana Collins, as well as the many others who have joined us in prior visits and I look forward to sharing with all of you our experiences on our return to Jacksonville.


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  1. Claudia Germano

     /  August 2, 2019

    The fact that y’all have been able to continue helping is amazing though more photos

  2. Terry Humphrey

     /  August 2, 2019

    Thank you again for sharing you trip with the public. As a cancer survivor your dedication to serve and train is God given and we thank Johnathan in heaven for his dream to help others less privileged.

  3. Karen Wolfson

     /  August 2, 2019

    Thank you!! You and the team are really amazing!! Bless you!!


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