Dr. Mufudzi Chihambakwe is the Clinical Supervisor for the World Spine Care’s new BH3 Clinic in Gabarone, Botswana. He wrote this poem in honor of Dr. Shannon Bloch, who passed away in 2019 after working as an associate volunteer with World Spine Care.
Scott Haldeman, founder, and president of World Spine Care, participated in a webinar hosted by SpineIQ. He discussed the challenges and changes in healthcare due to the coronavirus pandemic, the guides developed for clinicians and patients to manage back and neck pain from a distance, and the future of telehealth in spine care.
A new paper from World Spine Care and the Global Spine Care Initiative was recently published in the journal JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
The article describes the process that the authors underwent to develop the guides for Managing Neck and Back Pain in the Time of COVID-19 released last year. The guides help empower patients to self-manage spine pain when appropriate.
Dr. Kait Graham is the Director of Volunteer Programs and Operations at World Spine Care. She previously volunteered as a Volunteer Associate in Mahalapye and Shoshong, Botswana in 2015. World Spine Care asked Kait to share more about how she got involved with the organization and what spine care practitioners should know if they’d like to volunteer.
We know that spine care clinicians want to offer more back to the world and society. They want to support causes within their area of expertise. There is still time left to make a tax-deductible donation to World Spine Care and keep your fundraising dollars within your field.