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MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Deployed to the World Health Organization

Dr. Ed Zuroweste with other WHO doctors

Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, has been deployed to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland for four months to assist healthcare providers in limited resource settings.

The WHO asked Dr. Zuroweste to serve as a Special Medical Consultant to assist with revision and field testing of the WHO Clinicians Manual for the treatment of the most common diseases in adults in limited resource setting. The manual places particular emphasis on emergency treatment of complications of the H1N1 (Swine flu) influenza. The WHO team has just finished the first pilot testing of the manual in Uganda and Dr. Zuroweste will be a part of the next phase of testing in Ethiopia. He is also likely to be conducting field tests of the teaching of the manual in Asia and other parts of Africa.

The WHO specifically sought out a primary care physician with experience working in low resource communities both in the US and abroad. Dr. Zuroweste’s 20 plus years of providing migrant care, extensive background in offering technical assistance to migrant health centers and clinicians on the front lines, the impressive success of MCN’s Health Network and his work in Honduras teaching Johns Hopkins medical students in an impoverished rural sector of the country all contributed to his selection for this assignment.

We are all very excited about this opportunity and challenge and eagerly await updates from Dr. Zuroweste as he travels the world! Stay tuned for periodic updates from Dr. Zuroweste from his international assignment.