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You might wonder why we send advance teams on trips - today we’re reminded why. The Uganda advance team has been working hard, making extra pivots and rearranging their screening and education plans to work through unexpected challenges to clear our medical supplies. Their many hours in customs interviews along with trips to the Ministry of Health will pave the way for the main team this weekend and position everyone to get right to helping children Monday morning. Thank you team!!!  #globalhealth #changinglivesonechildatatime #CSIUganda

You might wonder why we send advance teams on trips - today we’re reminded why. The Uganda advance team has been working hard, making extra pivots and rearranging their screening and education plans to work through unexpected challenges to clear our medical supplies. Their many hours in customs interviews along with trips to the Ministry of Health will pave the way for the main team this weekend and position everyone to get right to helping children Monday morning. Thank you team!!! #globalhealth #changinglivesonechildatatime #CSIUganda ... See MoreSee Less

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Its not just a physical feat; its a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of children in need of specialized care. 
Join our second annual Team CSI and run the Twin Cities 10 mile on October 6 alongside like-minded individuals who care about making a positive impact. 
As part of the team, youll receive a running bib, team running shirt, fundraising platform, swag and more. There is a minimum fundraising commitment of $750 per runner. 
To begin the sign up process, fill out our 2024 entry form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeljfUezHJSHN-_gEQCDMt_m8BF_Bn3zf8fVAht92ifIlArPA/viewform
*Anyone who registers to run on Team CSI by April 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a free ticket to our Be the Light gala taking place on May 4 at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan.*

#nonprofit #TwinCities #pediatricsurgery #Minneapolis #stpaul #TC10Mile #changinglivesonechildatatime

It's not just a physical feat; it's a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of children in need of specialized care.
Join our second annual Team CSI and run the Twin Cities 10 mile on October 6 alongside like-minded individuals who care about making a positive impact.
As part of the team, you'll receive a running bib, team running shirt, fundraising platform, swag and more. There is a minimum fundraising commitment of $750 per runner.
To begin the sign up process, fill out our 2024 entry form: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeljfUezHJSHN-_gEQCDMt_m8BF_Bn3zf8fVAht92ifIlArPA/viewform
*Anyone who registers to run on Team CSI by April 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a free ticket to our Be the Light gala taking place on May 4 at the Omni Viking Lakes Hot#nonprofitn#twincitiesf#pediatricsurgerye#minneapolisr#stpaule#tc10milet#changinglivesonechildatatimeonechildatatime
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3 days ago
The advance team has departed for Uganda with three flying from MSP and joining up with an additional teammate in Amsterdam. This small (but mighty!) team will conduct nursing and pediatric training, supply set up, logistics and more ahead of the rest of the teams departure on Friday.
CSI volunteers will be collaborating with the team at Holy Innocents Childrens Hospital Uganda in Mbarara to provide desperately needed craniofacial and general pediatric surgical care and advanced training to their surgeons, physicians, nurses, residents and medical students. 

#nonprofit #pediatricsurgery #medicalvolunteer #globalhealth #medicaleducation #medicaltraining #changinglives #Uganda

The advance team has departed for Uganda with three flying from MSP and joining up with an additional teammate in Amsterdam. This small (but mighty!) team will conduct nursing and pediatric training, supply set up, logistics and more ahead of the rest of the team's departure on Friday.
CSI volunteers will be collaborating with the teaHoly Innocents Children's Hospital Ugandatal Uganda in Mbarara to provide desperately needed craniofacial and general pediatric surgical care and advanced training to their surgeons, physicians, nurses, residents and medical st#nonprofit##pediatricsurgeryr#medicalvolunteerl#globalhealtho#medicaleducationl#medicaltraininga#changinglivesn#Ugandaes #Uganda
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3 days ago
Our 2024 Winter Newsletter is here! Read how nurse volunteer Doris Osurah pays it forward in her home country of Liberia and more news by visiting https://childrenssurgeryintl.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Winter_Newsletter2024.pdf

#nonprofit #changinglives #pediatricsurgery #pediatricnurse #medicalvolunteer #globalhealth #medicaltraining

Our 2024 Winter Newsletter is here! Read how nurse volunteer Doris Osurah pays it forward in her home country of Liberia and more news by visiting childrenssurgeryintl.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Winter_Newsletter2024.pdf

#nonprofit #changinglives #pediatricsurgery #pediatricnurse #medicalvolunteer #globalhealth #medicaltraining
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1 week ago

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1 week ago
We are in need of in-kind donations for the CSI Gala auctions and games. Funds raised from these fun gala activities support the critical work we do. In-kind donations ideas: Unused gift cards, tickets or suites to sporting events, special experiences, rounds of golf, vacation home rentals, special gift baskets and more.
Contact us as soon as possible if you can assist. Comment here or email info@childrenssurgeryintl.org. Thank you for helping us change lives!

We are in need of in-kind donations for the CSI Gala auctions and games. Funds raised from these fun gala activities support the critical work we do. In-kind donations ideas: Unused gift cards, tickets or suites to sporting events, special experiences, rounds of golf, vacation home rentals, special gift baskets and more.
Contact us as soon as possible if you can assist. Comment here or email info@childrenssurgeryintl.org. Thank you for helping us change lives!
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1 week ago
Volunteer nurse Samantha Henry met Mardea, a nurse in the HIV department at C.H. Rennie Hospital, during the community outreach week of our recent trip to Liberia. CSI was able to provide supply support as the hospital building was destroyed during an electrical fire and work to rebuild is ongoing.Samantha and Mardea bonded over their shared experiences as nurses. Mardea shared that many basic medical items are in short supply. On the day Samantha and Mardea met, Mardea had run nine HIV tests without gloves. Gloves, hand sanitizer and medication are at the top of the list of needs.

Samantha reflected, “As [Mardea] was telling me about not having any gloves, I couldnt help but think about how many times we put on gloves at the hospital everyday [in the United States]. Ive even seen nurses grab gloves, and if too many come out of the box, they throw them away.”

CSI supply support allows Mardea to provide necessary care to her patients while remaining safe herself.

#changinglivesonechildatatime #pediatrics #GlobalHealth

Volunteer nurse Samantha Henry met Mardea, a nurse in the HIV department at C.H. Rennie Hospital, during the community outreach week of our recent trip to Liberia. CSI was able to provide supply support as the hospital building was destroyed during an electrical fire and work to rebuild is ongoing.Samantha and Mardea bonded over their shared experiences as nurses. Mardea shared that many basic medical items are in short supply. On the day Samantha and Mardea met, Mardea had run nine HIV tests without gloves. Gloves, hand sanitizer and medication are at the top of the list of needs.

Samantha reflected, “As [Mardea] was telling me about not having any gloves, I couldn't help but think about how many times we put on gloves at the hospital everyday [in the United States]. I've even seen nurses grab gloves, and if too many come out of the box, they throw them away.”

CSI supply support allows Mardea to provide necessary care to her patients while remaining safe herself.

#changinglivesonechildatatime #pediatrics #GlobalHealth
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2 weeks ago
Proud to share some facts and figures from CSI’s trip to Liberia last month. Our volunteer team changed lives with pediatric surgery and training as well as community health outreach and supply and equipment donations. 
#nonprofit #globalhealth #pediatricsurgery #MedicalEducation #volunteer #changinglives #Liberia

Proud to share some facts and figures from CSI’s trip to Liberia last month. Our volunteer team changed lives with pediatric surgery and training as well as community health outreach and supply and equipment donations.
#nonprofit #globalhealth #pediatricsurgery #MedicalEducation #volunteer #changinglives #Liberia
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2 weeks ago
Join the CSI Gala committee, and help us plan our biggest fundraising event of the year taking place on May 4 at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan. Proceeds from this fun evening support CSIs life-changing work around the world. No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and ideas. Committee members are able to attend the gala free of charge. Message CSI for details!

#TwinCities #Gala #volunteers  #nonprofit #changinglives

Join the CSI Gala committee, and help us plan our biggest fundraising event of the year taking place on May 4 at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan. Proceeds from this fun evening support CSI's life-changing work around the world. No experience necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and ideas. Committee members are able to attend the gala free of charge. Message CSI for detai#twincitiesi#gala##volunteerste#nonprofitr#changingliveslives ... See MoreSee Less

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