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

Tigray famine has higher death rate then 1980s Ethiopian famine (Tue, 27 Sep 2022)
Ethiopian blockade of Tigray has caused a famine creating a higher percentage of death of those affected then the Ethiopian 1980s famine. Considering the similarities of the 1983 to 1985 famine of Ethiopia under the Derg Regime to that of the current Tigray siege we can estimate that at least 125,000  may actually have died … Continue reading "Tigray famine has higher death rate then 1980s Ethiopian famine" The post Tigray famine has higher death rate then 1980s Ethiopian famine first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post Tigray famine has higher death rate then 1980s Ethiopian famine appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Medical blockade prevents life saving c-sections for Tigray mothers and infants (Mon, 26 Sep 2022)
Destruction of health care facilities and blockade of medical supplies to Tigray by Ethiopian government cost the lives of Tigrayan mothers and newborns who need caesarian section. International guidelines indicate at least 5% of births should be done via caesarian section (c-section) to preserve the life of the mother and/or infant. This is actually the … Continue reading "Medical blockade prevents life saving c-sections for Tigray mothers and infants" The post Medical blockade prevents life saving c-sections for Tigray mothers and infants first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post Medical blockade prevents life saving c-sections for Tigray mothers and infants appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopia National Bank foreign currency control reduces real spending for human needs (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
While the Ethiopian government touts big increases in spending for things like agriculture, education, health care the reality is that this is a farce. Real spending is actually much lower due the hidden way approval for expenditures which require foreign currency payments are tightly controlled by the Ethiopian National Bank under the control of Prime … Continue reading "Ethiopia National Bank foreign currency control reduces real spending for human needs" The post Ethiopia National Bank foreign currency control reduces real spending for human needs first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post Ethiopia National Bank foreign currency control reduces real spending for human needs appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopian blockade of medicine will cause African pandemics beyond deadly Tigray epidemics (Thu, 22 Sep 2022)
The Tigray siege of medical supplies by Ethiopia is causing deadly outbreaks of disease in children, adults, and domestic animals which will likely spread beyond Tigray borders into the whole Horn of Africa and beyond. Large migrations of displaced persons across the borders of Tigray to Sudan, Amhara, and Afar region continue as Ethiopia continues … Continue reading "Ethiopian blockade of medicine will cause African pandemics beyond deadly Tigray epidemics" The post Ethiopian blockade of medicine will cause African pandemics beyond deadly Tigray epidemics first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post Ethiopian blockade of medicine will cause African pandemics beyond deadly Tigray epidemics appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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Ethiopian economist says Ethiopian war crashing economy like a car without brakes (Mon, 19 Sep 2022)
The Addis Ababa newspaper, The Reporter, this week discussed an unusual paradox being seen in the collapsing Ethiopian economy due to the rapid birr devaluation and instability due to the ongoing war.  Simply put the wealthy are grabbing up high value assets while the poor and middle class are struggling just to meet daily needs. … Continue reading "Ethiopian economist says Ethiopian war crashing economy like a car without brakes" The post Ethiopian economist says Ethiopian war crashing economy like a car without brakes first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post Ethiopian economist says Ethiopian war crashing economy like a car without brakes appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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A tribute to the Tigray- Who they really are! (Mon, 12 Sep 2022)
I have watched many Ethiopians and Eritreans belittle and diminish the Tegaru people of Tigray as they have suffered through a gauntlet of pain, deprivation, violation, and isolation. Having been a physician, teacher, and researcher who lived with them for years I must denounce these fallacies. When tested beyond a tolerance which would break the … Continue reading "A tribute to the Tigray- Who they really are!" The post A tribute to the Tigray- Who they really are! first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post A tribute to the Tigray- Who they really are! appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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We pray Ethiopia commit to a just peace now (Sun, 11 Sep 2022)
The war on Tigray by Ethiopia and Eritrea cannot be justified. The human, moral, material, and financial costs out way any benefit of a futile attempt at Ethiopian dominance.  The Ethiopian leadership would be wise to review the advice of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke 14 where Jesus tells the story of how a … Continue reading "We pray Ethiopia commit to a just peace now" The post We pray Ethiopia commit to a just peace now first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post We pray Ethiopia commit to a just peace now appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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For Tigray a prayer for deliverance in the new year, Psalm 35 (Sat, 10 Sep 2022)
The traditional New Year in Tigray is upon them.  Tigrayans faith is a way of life and a source of strength during crisis. The people of Tigray trace their heritage to a joining of the ancient Saba culture of the Levant lead by Queen Sheba to the Israeli kingdom of Solomon.  Today Tigray is mostly … Continue reading "For Tigray a prayer for deliverance in the new year, Psalm 35" The post For Tigray a prayer for deliverance in the new year, Psalm 35 first appeared on Professor Tony Magaña. The post For Tigray a prayer for deliverance in the new year, Psalm 35 appeared first on Professor Tony Magaña.
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