Charity News ◊ Fundraising News ◊ 3rd Sector News ◊ Philanthropy News ◊ CSR News ◊ Social News ◊ Giving News ◊ Edited in London and Geneva
- HUNGER: Eradication call
Hunger org calls for greater drive to end world hunger, as latest figures show progress.
- NEPAL: DEC appeal helps 500k people
DEC member agencies and their partners have reached over half a million people with aid.
- UK: Charities Protection Bill
A UK bill aiming to protect charities from serious abuse and give charities the power to make social investments has been introduced.
- MARINE CHARITY: Plastic plea
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is challenging people to give up their convenience lifestyle and ditch pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic bottled drinks on the go for the whole of June.
- SCOTLAND: Red squirrel campaign
RSPB Scotland is backing a campaign to save the red squirrel from extinction by entering the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project.
- NEPAL: Malnutrition appeal
One month on from first Nepal earthquake, malnutrition a growing threat says UNICEF.
TECH: Charity's 3D surgery simulator
28/07/2014 by Alan Cole in the UK
Charity's virtual surgery simulator provides opportunities for greater health progress in developing world
International charity selected to showcase its Virtual Surgery Simulator at health innovation summit...
A virtual surgery simulator, that supports training in the developing world, is amongst the innovations to be showcased at a global health gathering exploring the power of technology. The atlas of 3D interactive cleft surgeries, offers doctors in developing countries state-of-the art training via the web. The simulator, developed with partner BioDigital, is already online and free of charge. It allows surgeons to interact with and test out intricate cleft surgery procedures from beginning to finish, from any angle.
Charity Smile Train will showcase the 3D virtual surgery simulator at tech health gathering The Hive, at TEDMED 2014.
The non-profit's CEO Susannah Schaefer says: "The importance of technological innovation in global surgical practice cannot be overstated, and Smile Train is committed to being at the forefront of these efforts."
"Since its launch in 2013, the simulator has been an essential training resource for performing safe, quality, and 100 per cent-free cleft repairs."
"The simulator has become a key to our sustainable training model, which empowers and trains local doctors in their own communities, anywhere in the world."
Smile Train, that provides free cleft surgery and health care to poor children in developing countries, has been at work for 15 years. Since then the charity has provided over a million cleft repairs to patients in the most disadvantaged areas of the globe.
BioDigital, a company that specialises in 3D health visualisation systems, began their collaboration with Smile Train a decade ago. Director of 3D technologies, Aaron Oliker, says the collaboration stemmed from a need for high-quality cleft repair training to support Smile Train's sustainable model.
"The Virtual Surgery simulator is paving the way in global surgical innovation and has since become a blueprint for other surgical specialties including breast reconstructive surgery, oncology and cardiothoracic surgery," he says.
The annual TEDMED this year will be held at Washington, DC at The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts but will involve up to 7 stages simultaneously via digital link-up. The Hive is a start-up and entrepreneurial forum exploring current technological innovations that can benefit public health, including innovations in health IT, biotech, and mobile health and web technologies.
Charity News every weekday
Written and edited in London and Geneva All Xperedon news articles are original and are written by the Xperedon news team. The team is headed in the UK by Alan Cole, an experienced award-winning journalist and copywriter. Alan has previously worked in-house for UK publishers, Pearson Media (Financial Times) and Northcliffe Newspapers, among others, and is an accredited member of the National Union of Journalists, UK.
Got Something to Share? Send us your charity news articles
If you have some Charity / Philanthropy / Fundraising news you'd like to share with us, or an RSS feed that you would like us to include on www.giving-news.com, please email us your news articles here and we'll take care of the rest.Follow us on Twitter
We tweet all Xperedon Charity News and retweet the "best of the rest" all day, every weekday
|Join the conversation|