We ask: Why not? We live in a time where advances in technology allow for connection with the most remote parts of the world. Mobile phones in rural parts of Africa are indispensable tools for telemedicine. The can-do spirit across generations makes the impossible become the everyday.
Providing access to neurological care to underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Why such a huge undertaking?
What Borne HAS Accomplished
Delivered dozens of lectures, clinical services, and teaching materials during travels to Bahir Dar
Trained Bahir Dar staff in EEG technology (Utilized for diagnosis of seizure)
Sponsored EEG interpretation course for 7 physicians and staff in both Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa
Established an EEG lab in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Current Activities & Aspirations
Support educational symposia and workshops in Bahir Dar involving physicians, researchers, nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
Incorporate an internship program for young college students interested in the field of medicine.
Use the symposium to establish long term partnership with Bahir Dar University to build clinical services and further research in Neurology and other fields.
Collaborate in Autism research and development of a Resource Center for affected children and families.
Develop specialized care units such as stroke units supported with a telemedicine technology.
Develop training of nurses and other healthcare workers in neurology to narrow the gap with the shortage of Neurology services.
Who We Are
The Bahir Dar Outreach for Neurology Education (BORNE) Alliance is a Global Health outreach initiative started by Dr. Mehari Gebreyohanns, an Ethiopian-born Neurologist and a Dallas resident.
What We Do
The BORNE Alliance was started in 2016 to address the severe shortage in neurology health providers and services in Sub-Saharan Africa--Bahir Dar, Ethiopia in particular.
How We Do It
The BORNE Alliance models a successful Global Health outreach initiative for the capacity-building of Sub-Saharan African medical capabilities.