Haiti, the 3-D Way - Printers in Philadelphia help create models for surgery

For five years, Jefferson University Hospital surgeons have been traveling to Haiti to rebuild the jaws of patients whose faces are disfigured by benign yet massive tumors. This year they tried a new tactic: making models of the patients’ jaws in advance, with 3-D printers in Philadelphia. They are also discussing how WTI’s telehealth program can help Haitian physicians consult with their U.S. counterparts.

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Megan Miley
Goleta Nonprofit Uses Advanced Technology to Aid Areas of World Lacking Medical Care

NOOZHAWK, Santa Barbara, CA

Sharon Allen’s voice quavers as she shares the traumatic tale of a young, pregnant woman in Malawi, a nation in southeast Africa that is one of the world’s least-developed countries. Sitting outside a coffee shop in Santa Barbara on a recent sunny afternoon, Allen is literally a world away, in every respect, from the desperate place inhabited by 19-year-old Esperanza.

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Megan Miley