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OPERATION HERNIA – PROPOSED DATES FOR 2019      DATE DESTINATION(S) TEAM (S) DETAILS OF MISSION and COMMENTS TEAM LEADERS January 12-20 Ghana: Bole, Takoradi, Keta Holland Training and Service Provision Maarten Simons March 30 – April 7 Ghana: Belgium Training and Service Provision Casper Somelling   March 20-31 Rwanda UK. Germany. Austria   1. […]

Following a recent visit by an Operation Hernia team to the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho, Mr Chris Oppong, Chairman of Operation Hernia received a letter of appreciation from the Medical Director, expressing his gratitude for the work of Operation Hernia.  The staff and patients at the hospital had been very impressed by the level […]

A hernia camp was undertaken in July 2017 at the Bishop Walsh Memorial Hospital in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.  This was the first venture by Operation Hernia to this hospital, the camp starting on 15 July and running for four days.   Approximately 20 patients were initially registered for the hernia camp and eight patients were […]

Dr Lydia Nanjula from Uganda who undertook the Operation Hernia training workshop in 2017 at St Francis Hospital, Nsambya, recently presented a paper entitled “competence-based training – the hernioplasty prototype”.  Her presentation was at the College of South, East, Central and Southern Africa (COSESCA) scientific conference held in December 2017.    At the conference in […]

A Belgian surgical team, consisting of four surgeons (Casper Sommeling, Veronique De Moor, Konstantinos Kothonidis and Marie-Thérèse Marechal) and two residents (Jasper Van Herck and Liesbeth van Bergen) visited Ghana in early March.  The mission did not have direct sponsorship, so the team members financed themselves apart from some sponsoring by the Lions Club of […]

Jonathan Evans, a year 7 Specialist Surgical Registrar with an interest in colo-rectal surgery and currently working in the West Midlands Deanery, has been awarded this year’s Shorland Hosking Fellowship.  Having spent many of his childhood and teenage years in Africa, Jon is looking forward to returning later this year and plans to join the […]

Operation Hernia Mission to Keta & Takoradi, Ghana, January 6 – 14, 2018 The 9th Dutch Operation Hernia mission was undertaken in January 2018. This year, the Dutch team, consisting of eight surgeons and six surgical residents, travelled to Accra on January 6th.  All medical supplies needed for a week of hernia surgery in Ghana […]

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 […]