Dr. Britta Denman received certification in Tropical Medicine

Through the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) in Autumn 2014, Dr. Britta Denman passed the criteria of the Society to sit for the certification exam in Tropical Medicine.   She passed the exam.

This certification assessed her knowledge in multiple areas of interest in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, and Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Denman has practiced in multiple regions of the United States, as well as Malawi and American Samoa.

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Meet Joseph Chilewani, Clinical Officer, Malawi

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Joseph Chilewani, a Clinical Officer in Malawi, speaks about his current project interest in repairing fistulas, and thus saving women’s lives.

Mr Chilewani is one of four Clinical Officers, Healthcare Providers, whose further education was paid for via MedicaXXI.

He has improved life for himself, his family, and his country.

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Two Ritter Exam Tables for Sale – Delano, TN – All proceeds to Charity

Two Lightly Used Ritter exam tables are offered for sale. They are both grey.

Grey Ritter 104 Exam Table 1 of 2

The Ritter 104 exam table is a basic examination table ideal for any type of practice. The 104′s versatility is further enhanced with an electrical receptacle, non-skid locking footstep and five large drawers for storage. Numerous accessories like pelvic tilt, stainless steel irrigation pan or knee crutches are available to customize the 104.

Ritter 104 Exam Tables

The steel construction makes the 104 durable for years of service. The top of this Ritter 104 exam table dimensions are: 27″ W x 54″ L (68.6 x 137 cm). The length with foot extension is 72″ (182.9 cm). The height is 32.5″ (82.6 cm). The paper roll holder (hidden) comes in 21″ (53.3 cm).
New, the tables sell for approximately $1500.00 each.

These are available for $750.00 each.

They are located in Delano, Tennessee.
Local pick up only.
The tables had less than three years of use.
They have been stored in a safe, dry space.

Ritter 104 Exam Tables - slightly Used - $750.00 each

All money realized from the sale of these tables, goes to charity, specifically our not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, Medica XXI, www.MedicaXXI.org  to support our Malawi project. We train clinical medical officers, akin to nurse practitioners and physician assistants, within their own countries, or neighboring countries. All funds stay within their countries to contribute to the local economies.

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Contacting Dr. Britta Denman

A brief message for friends and colleagues:

Britta’s personal cellular phone does not work in American Samoa. If you have been attempting to call or text message her using that number, please be aware that it will not be functional again until she is in Hawaii, South Korea, and China in November; and again when she is back on the mainland for a conference in December.

She is available via email at her normal private email account and at Medicaxxi@aol.com

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Project Malawi – Training Native Clinical Providers

When Dr. Britta was practicing medicine at Nkhoma Hospital, Nkhoma, Malawi, she met four men who were Clinical Officers, or Clinical Assistants, at the hospital. They knew what tests, medications, etc. were available, and assisted with translation for the patients and for her. The assistance that they provided was invaluable to providing quality patient care.
The gentlemen are intelligent and hard-working. Medica XXI, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization was formed in order to assist the four of them to obtain further medical training, including medical school if possible.
By obtaining their training in their own country, or a contiguous one, all the funds provided stayed in the local economies. Also, the men were able to work part-time during school breaks to earn extra funds for themselves and their families.

The two schools that the men attended are:
Mzuzu University: Northern Malawi. Founded in 1997. Accepted first students in 1999. Part of SARUA (Southern Africa Regional Universities Association).
Offers a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science Education. (B.Sc.) (HSE) accomplished in 4 semesters over 2 years for mature students.
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre: Kilimanjaro Region, Moshi, Tanzania. Founded 1971. A member of the Good Samaritan Foundation, this Centre has been a referral and teaching hospital for the medical college associated as a constituent college of Tumaini University. There are 16 schools of Allied Health Sciences associated with the Medical School.
Let us introduce you to the four men who MedicaXXI has supported; and continues to facilitate their training in medical education. (Please note they use the British spelling; Dr. Britta and I typically use the American spelling).
Joseph Chilewani: Joseph has finished his training at Mzuzu University, Malawi. He has returned to work at Nkhoma Hospital, Nkhoma, Malawi. Joseph is very proficient in his surgical skills.
Asani Lida: Asani has finished his training at Mzuzu University, Malawi. He has a clinical practice in an underserved area. He wrote about his practice when he started in 2010:
“Katete hospital has a bed capacity of about 60.
It is a small hospital and now it is growing because it is under an extension programme.
This hospital is located very far from home, and approximately there is a distance of about 400km from home. I am the only clinical officer, with two medical assistants, eight nurses.
There is no medical doctor. The hospital is located to rural area.”

Savello Kafwafwa: Savel will graduate from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Assistant Medical Officer School, Tanzania shortly. He is currently doing extra course training in Surgical skills and Ultrasonography prior to returning to Malawi. He will also be returning to Nkhoma Hospital, Nkhoma, Malawi, where his title will be Chief Clinical Officer. As such, his job will involve: “prescribing, admitting, surgical operations including Cesarean operations, laparotomies” and other functions.
Arthur Sibande: Arthur is in his second year of his training at Mzuzu University, Malawi. He will continue to work in Malawi upon graduation.

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Contact Dr. Britta Denman

Email: medicaxxi@aol.com

Physical Address: 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, Tennessee, 37325, USA

Phone: 423 263 4367

FAX: 423 263 5425

Practice Address: Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medicine Center, American Samoa Medical Center Authority, PO Box: LBJ, Pago Pago, American Samoa, 96799

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Dr. Britta Denman’s Current Biography – September, 2011

Britta Denman is an Infectious Disease physician and President of Medica XXI, a nonprofit non-governmental organization dedicated to education of native clinical providers for culturally appropriate healthcare.
She received a Wellcome Trust educational grant to attend the “Advanced Proteomics Course: Bioinformatics” at the Hinxton (UK) Genome Campus in December 2010. Dr. Denman is first author of an invited article for Experimental Biology and Medicine entitled, “Emerging and Neglected Tropical Diseases: Translational Application of Proteomics.”  She is an invited Speaker at the 2nd Annual Congress of Biomarker (WCB-2011) which will be held from November 7 to 9, 2011 in Beijing, China with the theme, Making Direct Bioanalysis Nimble.

As an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease, Dr. Denman was Associate Fellowship Director for Research and Medical Director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Onondaga County Health Department (NY, USA).  During this time she was a co-investigator on a clinical trial with Jacobus Pharmaceuticals on HIV associated dementia. Additionally, she was a co-investigator on NIH grant 1 RO1 AI091889-01 entitled, “T.vaginalis viruses as mucosal immunity modifiers with impact on women’s health.”

Dr. Denman is currently practicing at Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa.  She has practiced clinical medicine in Malawi and completed the Gorgas Advanced Course for Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru.

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