Applying mosquito-mesh hernia surgery in Malawi

Tuesday 19th July 2011

Thyolo District Hospital, Malawi

A site visit initiated by surgical registrar Caris Grimes, accompanied by Consultant surgeon Paul Thomas from Epsom & St Helier’s hospital UK, took place in July to Thyolo District Hospital, Malawi. This site offers a realistic opportunity for Operation Hernia to not only provide much needed hernia operations, but also to build up the skills of the existing Clinical Officers in mosquito-mesh hernia surgery.

Caris and Paul have also drawn up an agreement to develop clinical and educational links between UK surgical trainees and the College of Medicine in Blantyre. Volunteers wishing to go to Malawi in 2012 step forward!