March 7, 2020
TO ALL OPERATION HERNIA VOLUNTEERS Mr F C Oppong FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant Surgeon
University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust
Plymouth, UK. PL6 8DH
E Mail: chrisoppong@gmail.com

Dear Partners,

SUSPENSION OF ALL OPERATION HERNIA MISSONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

I am writing to inform you that the Board of Directors of Operation Hernia have met to discuss the risks / benefits of Operation Hernia Missions in the light of the worldwide CORONAVIRUS outbreak.

The Board of Directors have decided to suspend all missions until further notice. I am sure the reasons are very obvious

The decision has been taken to protect the following groups:-
1. Operation Hernia Partners and their families
2. Patients that we serve on our missions and their families.

We apologise for any inconvenience this decision will cause our Partners and supporters.
The suspension will be reviewed at the next Board meeting in June, 2020 or earlier.
The Board will be able to advise on the missions in the latter parts of the year ( August to December 2020)
Thank you for your understanding
I will keep you updated.

Sincerely,

Mr F C Oppong FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant Surgeon
Chairman, Board of Directors, Operation Hernia

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 LEADER
January 2-7 Ghana The Netherlands Maarten Simons
 
January 8-12 Ghana The Netherlands Frank Garssen
 
March tbc Ghana Belgium Casper Sommeling
 
March 17-20 Rwanda UK Ian Geraghty
 
May 3-18 Rwanda UK /Germany Chris Oppong/

Ralph Lorenz

 
June 5-15 Uganda UK Chris Oppong/

Jacob Akoh

 
July 21-28 Botswana UK Chris Oppong
 
November  3-10 Ghana UK Shina Fawole
 
November 10-17 Ghana UK/USA/GERMANY Beatrix Weber
 
November 17-24 Ghana UK/NORWAY Kelly Shine/

Jacob Akoh

 

Chris Oppong FRCS

Consultant Surgeon, UK

Chairman, Operation Hernia