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OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING IN TANZANIA NOV 13-17, 2017 Operation Hernia has completed another Hernia Training Workshop, this time  in Mwanza, Tanzania. This is the first Operation Hernia Training Workshop to be held in Tanzania. The Faculty was led by Mr Tim Brown, Consultant Surgeon, Swansea in Wales, UK.  Other members of the faculty were Hilde […]

The proposed dates for next year’s Operation Hernia Missions have now been published,  as shown below.    Any volunteers who wish to join a team should firstly contact Mr Chris Oppong, Chairman of Operation Hernia.   Further information about the various destinations and the work undertaken can be found by reading the previous Mission Reports.     DATES MISSION DESTINATION TEAM TEAM […]

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR GUIDO SCHURMANN (1956-2017) Operation Hernia is mourning the painful loss of one of our long-time volunteer surgeons, an Operation Hernia Ambassador, Prof Guido Schurmann, 61.  He died unexpectedly on 24 October in Bielefeld, Germany.  He had been due to go to Ghana on another humanitarian mission, 11 days later on November 4, 2017.   He is […]

Surgical trainees with Mr Chris Oppong and other faculty members

A Multinational Operation Hernia Team, led by Mr Chris Oppong, Consultant Surgeon and Chairman of Operation Hernia, have just returned from Rwanda. The course faculty drawn from the UK, Germany and Austria trained 14 first year Surgical Residents in both mesh and tissue repair of groin hernias. Lectures on almost all aspects of groin hernia […]

Monday 5th December 2016 In conjunction with the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) the trustees of Operation Hernia will be seeking applications for the 2017 Shorland Hosking Fellowship. This Fellowship provides £1,000 for a higher surgical trainee to join an Operation Hernia mission, working with the team in a developing country, usually for a […]

Friday 28th October 2016 OPERATION HERNIA – NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016 Dear Partners, SUCCESSFUL FIRST COSECSA/ OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING I am pleased to inform our partners of the success of the first COSECSA/OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING held in Uganda from September 2-9, 2016. Operation Hernia was recognised by The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern […]

Friday 28th October 2016 GHANA CELEBRATION OF 10th ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATION HERNIA Introduction On 15th October 2016, Operation Hernia celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the city of its birth, Takoradi in Ghana. It was also a celebration of Ghanaian culture of pomp and pageantry. It was truly, a memorable night. The great and the good […]

Operation Hernia 10th Anniversary Celebration. Wednesday 29th June 2016 Operation Hernia 10th Anniversary Celebration. Over 100 supporters of Operation Hernia gathered at a splendid Gala Evening held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Plymouth on Friday 8th April 2016. Our Patron, Lord Ribeirio, attended the dinner along with Dr Linda Vanotoo who is a Medical Director […]

Tuesday 4th August 2015 The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) has recognised Operation Hernia as Surgical Trainers in Hernia Surgery. Operation Hernia will therefore be training local doctors who have been enrolled in COSECSA. This partnership with COSECSA fulfils a key objective of Operation Hernia – to transfer skills in […]

Monday 3rd August 2015 Dr Bukari has been selected for the 2015 Operation Hernia Ghana Fellowship Award. This provides an opportunity for him to join an Operation Hernia mission for a week and to gain unique hands-on experience in Mesh Repair. The first recipient of the award was Miss Zainab Alhassan in 2013. The Fellowship […]