Ravi Tongaonkar donating Indian Mosquito net mesh to Andrew Kingsnorth for Operation Hernia usage

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

International Federation of Rural Surgeons meeting in Eruwa, Nigeria, October 2011 at which Andrew Kingsnorth was elected a Council member.

Anna Young of USA explaining her Solar Autoclave to Delegates

Anna Young of USA explaining her Solar Autoclave to Delegates

Traditional Ruler of Eruwa and Delegates

Traditional Ruler of Eruwa and Delegates

Dr Gabi Holoch (President, IFRS) Dr R Tongaonkar (President-Elect), Dr Awojobi (Secretary) and Prof Kingsnorth

Dr Gabi Holoch (President, IFRS) Dr R Tongaonkar (President-Elect), Dr Awojobi (Secretary) and Prof Kingsnorth

The official opening of the ACE Clinic by the local Oba

ACE clinic in Eruwa, Oyo State, Nigeria

The official opening of the ACE Clinic by the local Oba

The official opening of the ACE Clinic by the local Oba

Jaeck Adamek, Rob Hart and Andrew Kingsnorth, with registrars Jamasp Dastur and Sameer Kadam completed the fifth mission at the ACE clinic in Eruwa, Oyo State, Nigeria during 12-20 November. Seventy patients received mosquito net mesh repair under local anaesthetic.

Operation Hernia also contributed to the International Federation of Rural Surgeons meeting that was taking place simultaneously (picture below shows the official opening by the local Oba), and organised by Dr Awojobi, with the participation of the Association of Rural Surgical Practitioners Of Nigeria.

Local leaders at the opening ceremony.

Local leaders at the opening ceremony.