THE AIM IS TO
USE TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION TO
IMPROVE HEALTHCARE ON A GLOBAL SCALE
Using Virtual Reality, Professor Ahmed hopes to improve healthcare and access to surgery worldwide, especially to those in developing countries. People worldwide are suffering and dying from easily treatable conditions and only 5% of surgeries occur in these poor countries. Using google glass, snapchat and other technologies, Ahmed is working towards improving healthcare access.
The Shafi Ahmed Foundation International was recently launched with the hope of providing support to developing countries. It aims to produce future surgeons and democratise surgical education by reaching millions worldwide through digital technologies.
SURGICAL MASTER CLASS IN GAZA
Theoretical Lectures given by Professor Shafi Ahmed were followed by a live surgery where students in a neighbouring room could watch it on the big screen. Allowing students to watch and study the surgery alongside their seniors and peers.
THE FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a humanitarian who cares deeply about global health and inequality. The Shafi Ahmed Foundation International will provide support to produce future surgeons and democratising surgical education by reaching millions worldwide through digital technologies
BBC WORLD NEWS REPORT
Two thirds of the worlds population doesn't have access to safe affordable surgery when they need it. Focusing on the situation in Nepal, Shafi Ahmed discusses how Virtual Reality can change the face of education and help to make medical care more accessible to those in poorer countries.