Performing ERCP in resource-limited settings

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Published: 7 Feb 2020
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Dr Akwi Asombang - The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, USA

Dr Akwi Asombang speaks to ecancer at the 2019 AORTIC conference in Maputo about the feasibility of performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in resource-limited settings.

She discusses some of the challenges associated with performing this procedure in this type of setting, such as training these individuals to have the basic endoscopic skills necessary and access to specialised equipment.

To overcome these challenges, Dr Asombang also outlines some solutions to overcome these obstacles, including support from various stakeholders to provide sufficient funding for training and materials.