Professor Tony Magana, Academic Neurosurgeon in Ethiopia
Professor Tony Magana, Academic Neurosurgeon in Ethiopia

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Professor Tony Magana and fellow medical staff from Mekelle University visit the H.E.W.O. Hospital in the Quiha Woreda of Mekelle, Ethiopia. It is a possible site for developing pediatric surgical subspecialities.

Professor Tony Magana visits the building site of the new trauma center at Quiha Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Discussions are under way for bringing the Ayder Comprehensive Hospital, Mekelle University, Neurosurgery Department to participate in the trauma center.

About Professor Tony Magana's Work in Ethiopia

Professor Tony Magana has been jointly appointed in Neurosurgery and Faculty and PhD Candidate Advisor in Anatomy and Neuroscience in the Institute of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University

Science Magazine, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science published a story about neural tube defects in Ethiopia and cited our research and care of patients.

 

he most recent Annual Report of the Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia can be found at the blog of Professor Tony Magana

Recent Scientific Publication

Video about Professor Tony in Ethiopia

Dr. Tony Magana You Tube video describes his upbringing in McAllen, Texas, his education and current medical practice in Ethiopia at Ayder Referral Hospital now renamed Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in Mekelle. In the presentation, Tony talks about the problems of underdevelopment and how it affects child development. The presentation was made by Hearts Helping Hands a group largely made up of his classmates at McAllen High School who are supporting his medical development effort at Ayder Referral Hospital. See us at Hearts Helping Hands on Facebook

Neurosurgery Blog

Professor Tony Magana writes a blog about neurosurgery with information for patients and health care professionals useful in understanding treatment decisions and the causes of neurosurgical disorders. 

Announcements

Internet Neurosurgical Consultation

Professor Tony Magana is now performing internet video neurosurgical consultation via St. Gabriel General Hospital in Addis Ababa.

Latest Head Injury Guide 2019

Professor Tony Magana has created a protocol and guideline for treatment of head injury including surgical indications for Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia. 

Professor Tony Magana Clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A special neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, and spinal clinic for children and adults is held at Saint Gabriel General Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (located in the Hyaulet neighborhood close to Awararis Hotel) almost every Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Neurosurgery Fellowship at Mekelle University

The Neurosurgical Unit of the Department of Surgery at Mekelle University College of Health Sciences in Mekelle, Ethiopia announces a new three year fellowship in neurosurgery for those already trained in general surgery beginning by February 2018.

Requirements for admission

1.Graduation from a recognized medical school
2.Successful completion of specialty training program and holder of specialty certificate in general surgery
3. Age less than 45 years
4.Adequate physical and corrected visual health to perform neurosurgical procedures
5. Must have a practice development support agreement (sponsorship) for the fellowship

Two candidates will be accepted after preadmission interview and examination

Interested parties should contact Professor Tony Magana phone 0923518559 or email tonymagana1@gmail.com

Mekelle University Research Initiative for Spina Bifida

Professor Tony Magana is part of a multidisciplinary research team from the College of Health Sciences at Mekelle University embarking on the the first prospective study on neural tube defects in Ethiopia which will focus on occurrence and factors such as diet, poverty, location, maternal parity and illness, etc. in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This will be done in partnership with the Tigray Regional Health Bureau.

Health Articles

Professor Tony Magana writes articles for patient education about issues relating to neurosurgery patients to help them understand their condition and make enlightenend decisions. Patients may read the articles on this web page or directly consult with Doctor Tony Magana through the online consultation page on this website. Topics will include neck pain, low back pain, spina bifida, and hydrocephalus. After reading the article a question may be directly asked via text to Professor Tony Magana on the link in the manner prescribed.

Low Back Pain Guide

Professor Tony Magana has created a Low Back Pain Protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with low back pain not due to immediate trauma for Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital and the Mekelle University College of Health Sciences serving the Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia.

 

 

Professor Tony Magaña

Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse (Fri, 27 May 2022)
The coalition Abiy Ahmed hastily constructed to consolidate power in Ethiopia seems to be collapsing at a rapid rate. In a not unexpected paradox diaspora supporters of Abiy Ahmed’s military actions and civil rights violations against Tigray and Oromo peoples actions against are now complaining that such actions are illegal when applied to the Amhara. … Continue reading "Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse" The post Growing opposition against Abiy Ahmed predicts likely country collapse appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopian economy cannot pay debt, beat inflation, or find new loans (Fri, 27 May 2022)
While commitment to continue government loans is being drastically cut by foreign lenders Ethiopian inflation continues to grow monthly  reaching 34.7% in March 2022.  The major lender of 2021, World Bank International Development Association, gave $3 billion in 2019-2020 pre-war then $1.4 billion 2020-2021, and now drastically reduced the amount this year to $774 million. … Continue reading "Ethiopian economy cannot pay debt, beat inflation, or find new loans" The post Ethiopian economy cannot pay debt, beat inflation, or find new loans appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom has an undeniable record of accomplishment (Tue, 24 May 2022)
World leaders and analysts have complemented the work of  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus who was elected for another term as Director-General of the World Health Organization. These complements are not just limited to his recent work but began almost twenty years ago beginning with his appointment to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and continuing during … Continue reading "WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom has an undeniable record of accomplishment" The post WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom has an undeniable record of accomplishment appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Time for Ethiopian leadership to stop living in a fantasy (Sun, 22 May 2022)
The leadership of Ethiopia continues to function in imagined fantasy of grandeur while its people descend into misery. The current status of Ethiopia compared with just three years ago finds the once growing nation now with three times more debt ($66 billion), a currency which as devalued 50%, millions displaced, waning investor interest, and growing … Continue reading "Time for Ethiopian leadership to stop living in a fantasy" The post Time for Ethiopian leadership to stop living in a fantasy appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Abiy Ahmed plans almost $1 billion new home while giving less to Ethiopian displaced (Sat, 21 May 2022)
Abiy Ahmed plans to spend 49 billion birr ($931 million) to build a new official residence for the head of government. While the Ethiopian government has decided to spend  a much lesser amount, 20 billion birr, ($38o million) for “war rehabilitation” which may not include Tigray based upon  a $300 million grant from the World … Continue reading "Abiy Ahmed plans almost $1 billion new home while giving less to Ethiopian displaced" The post Abiy Ahmed plans almost $1 billion new home while giving less to Ethiopian displaced appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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USA growing concern for Red Sea security affects Ethiopian relations (Tue, 17 May 2022)
The announcement of the Biden administration to send troops to Somalia as well as discussion with Somaliland regarding their offer of air and sea base facilities to the United States is the latest development in the scramble to exert influence over the Red Sea. No doubt the Red Sea is of vital interest to the … Continue reading "USA growing concern for Red Sea security affects Ethiopian relations" The post USA growing concern for Red Sea security affects Ethiopian relations appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Western Tigray mass grave exposed to wrongful DNA contamination (Sun, 15 May 2022)
Even though Gondar University and for that matter any university in Ethiopia does not possess advanced anthropological or forensic capabilities to analyze long buried remains they have made claims to the contrary. One cannot judge ethnicity by bone structure. Or even clothing as Tigrayans and Amhara in northern Ethiopia share those items if even some … Continue reading "Western Tigray mass grave exposed to wrongful DNA contamination" The post Western Tigray mass grave exposed to wrongful DNA contamination appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopia is like a very sick patient who denies his illness (Wed, 11 May 2022)
The condition of Ethiopia now four years into the leadership of Abiy Ahmed and the Prosperity Party may be compared to a sick patient. The body of the country has various organs just as a human body. When these organs are diseased the survival of the body, the country, is in doubt. Everyday these illnesses … Continue reading "Ethiopia is like a very sick patient who denies his illness" The post Ethiopia is like a very sick patient who denies his illness appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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