The Oto Visits the Maasai

Here at CellScope we have the amazing opportunity to support physicians who are on a mission to provide world-class care for their patients no matter where they are. Dr. Mark Powell, a pediatrician at Rose City Pediatrics in Pasadena, CA is one of these physicians.

On a recent volunteer trip to Tanzania, Dr. Powell was ready to care for the pediatric patients at the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project (PSCTP) with the cutting edge smartphone-enabled diagnostic technology of the CellScope Oto.

Dr. Powell examining the ear of a young Maasai child in Tanzania.

Dr. Powell examining the ear of a young Maasai child in Tanzania.

Founded by Dr. Kimberly Shriner, PSCTP has provided medical, surgical, academic, social work and infrastructure services to East African communities for over 12 years. Together, the 39-person volunteer team of professionals provided care for over 1000 people during a two-week trip in February 2014.

Dr. Kimberly Shriner, founder of the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project.

Dr. Kimberly Shriner, founder of the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project.

In Dr. Powell’s own words, “The experience was life changing.  It was heart wrenching, inspiring, rewarding and challenging.” As the first Pediatrician to join one of the trips, Dr. Powell had plenty of work ahead of him.  He treated children with severe diseases and also some routine pediatric ailments.

“Having the CellScope available provided invaluable opportunities to teach some of the local ancillary health care providers how the many manifestations of ear infections could present,” shared Dr. Powell. We are so glad the Oto was able to help get the job done.  

Thank you, to Dr.  Shriner and Dr. Powell for letting us tell your story and play a tiny role in the great work you are doing in Tanzania.

3 thoughts on “The Oto Visits the Maasai

  1. Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show
    the same outcome.

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