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INTRODUCTION This is the first Operation Hernia mission to Botswana. The Operation Hernia team worked at Kanye Seventh Day Adventist Mission Hospital (KSDAH), a district hospital at Kanye. The Botswana mission has been in the planning stages for over a year.  Much credit goes to the CEO, Dr Innocent Mugandi and the local Surgeon, Dr […]

Introduction The main event was a Hernia Course organised for the Surgical Registrars at the teaching Hospitals at Kigali, Rwanda. This was at the invitation of the Head of Surgery at CHUK Teaching Hospital. In collaboration with Rwanda Legacy of Hope (RLOH) – a Rwandan Charity – an ENT team accompanied the Operation Hernia team.  CONSOLIDATED […]

In January 2017, the 8th mission of the Dutch team of Operation Hernia took  place. This year a team of eight surgeons and eight residents went to the Ghanaian towns of Keta, Wenchi and Bole. The teams had as goal to treat as many patients as possible.  A second equally important goal was to teach local […]

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 […]

Upcoming 2018 Missions Please browse this page to view the opportunities available to Operation Hernia volunteers.  If you are interested in joining any of the missions please contact Chris Oppong (   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 […]

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 […]

Operation Hernia Team in Ho

Operation Hernia Mission to Ho, Ghana – October 2016 Operation Hernia thanks the clinical and administrative staff at the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho, Ghana for an excellent week of hernia surgery this year. We also thank Mr Chances who graciously hosts us at his beautiful hotel. Operation Hernia first travelled to Ho in 2011. […]