About the Foundation


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Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach

A Foundation Established

and Registerd in 2013 in

The Netherlands

Registration numbers

58510893  (KvK)

853070362  (RSIN)



Members;

     

Chairman-elect  Dr Guido Kohler (Plastic Surgeon)

Secretary Dr Tjeerd de Jong (Plastic Surgeon)

Treasurer Ms Gerienne Lammers (Lawyer) 


Support Dr Tertius Venter (Plastic Surgeon)





Registered as a Trust

in South Africa

Registration number

IT1790/2013


                              Trustees;

                              Dr Tertius Venter (Plastic Surgeon)

                              Past Ina van den Heever (Pastor)




The Goals of the Foundation

Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach



To financially support surgeons,doctors and nurses and enable them to do voluntary aid work  serving the physically and spiritually poor with critically needed plastic and reconstructive surgeries and professional training of doctors and nurses in the following areas:

1.Mercy Ships International on the  M/V Africa Mercy  - a hospital ship, offering free surgeries to the peoples of Africa.(www.mercyships.org)

2.PAACS, the Pan Africa Academy for Christians Surgeons, training surgeons in Africa. Active in countries like Gabon, Niger, Kenya, Cameroon and Ethiopia training African doctors through a 5 year program credentialed by the Loma Linda University in the USA (www.paacs.net)

3.Operation Smile -  repairing cleft lip and palates in patients of all ages - a global charity  that operates in all countries where the poor cannot afford surgery eg. South America, Central America, Africa, China and India. (www.operationsmile.com )

4.To provide a service to  surgeons working elsewhere in Africa through email correspondence, often with pictures attached on advice on the management of specific problems. With PAACS we have just completed a plastic surgery textbook for surgeons working in developing countries who often encounter plastic surgery related problems. This book is available on the internet at no cost.



For Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach  to have ANBI status the following requirements are important:

  • The registered name of the foundation is Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach
  • The RISN/fiscal number is 853070632
  • The Foundation's contact details are on the right side of this page
  • The goals of the Foundation is set out above
  • The Policy Plan is set out below on this page
  • The names of the management and members of the foundation are printed on this page above
  • Remuneration; the management and members of the foundation are not paid for their services.
  • A recent activity report is printed on this page on the right side.
  • Financial resonsibilty; The financial books are audited once a year and available with the year end report of the accountant


        If you have any questions please do not hesitae to contact us.



Budget 2018 & 2019


The figures below are per annum


Mercy Ships; January to March 2019 & September to November 2019

1.Airtickets 1250 EUR x 2

3.Crewfees 350EUR x 2

4.Transportation and accommodation 250 EUR x 2

TOTAL 3 700 EUR


.PAACS

1.Airticket 1350 EUR

2. Accomodation and transportation 450 EUR

TOTAL  1 800 EUR


Operation Smile

1.Airtickets paid by Operation Smile

2.Accomodation and transportation 650 EUR

TOTAL 650 EURO


.Communication

1.Website 52 EUR per year

2.Internet 280 EUR

TOTAL 332  EUR


Accomodation and transportation

TOTAL 1 400 EUR


Medical registrations

1. HPCSA, GMC, SA and British societies for surgeries of the hand

TOTAL 1050  EUR


Conferences/congresses continuing medical education

TOTAL 4 000 EUR


Journal subscription fees

PRS: 500 EUR

TOTAL 500 EUR


Intruments (loupes, surgery sets, micro instruments)

TOTAL1 500 EUR


Computer/laptop/mobile

TOTAL 3 500 EUR (every three year computer/laptop and or mobile)



TOTAL per Annum   18 432 EUR


Budget 2017 & 2018


The figures below are per annum


Mercy Ships; January/February & September/October 2018

1.Airtickets 1350 EUR x 2

3.Crewfees 350EUR x 2

4.Transportation and accommodation 250 EUR x 2

TOTAL 3 900 EUR


.PAACS

1.Airticket 1400 EUR

2. Accomodation and transportation 450 EUR

TOTAL  1 850 EUR


Operation Smile

1.Airtickets paid by Operation Smile

2.Accomodation and transportation 400 EUR

TOTAL 400 EURO


.Fundraising costs

US sponsor bike ride: 20 000 EUR

Total 2 309 EUR


Communication

1.Website 52 EUR per year

2.Internet 240 EUR

TOTAL 292 EUR


Accomodation and transportation

TOTAL 1 400 EUR


Medical registrations

1. HPCSA, GMC, SA and British societies for surgeries of the hand

TOTAL 950 EUR


Conferences/congresses continuing medical education

TOTAL 4 000 EUR


Journal subscription fees

PRS: 500 EUR

TOTAL 500 EUR


Intruments (loupes, surgery sets)

TOTAL1 500 EUR


Computer/laptop/mobile

TOTAL 2 500 EUR (every three year computer/laptop)



TOTAL per Annum   17 805 EUR


Budget 2015 & 2016


The figures below are per annum


Mercy Ships; January/February & September/October 2016

1.Airtickets 1100 EUR x 2

2.Airtickets travelling to South Africa Mercy Ships Board 950 EUR

3.Crewfees 350EUR x 2

4.Transportation and accommodation 250 EUR x 2

TOTAL 4 350 EUR


.PAACS

1.Airticket 1150 EUR

2. Visa, Accomodation and transportation 600 EUR

TOTAL  1 750 EUR


Operation Smile

1.Airtickets paid by Operation Smile

2.Accomodation and transportation 400 EUR

TOTAL 400 EURO


.Fundraising costs

1.SA sponsor bike ride: 1 000 EUR

2.US sponsor bike ride: 20 000 EUR

Total 21 000 EUR


Communication

1.Website 52 EUR per year

2.Internet 240 EUR

TOTAL 292 EUR


Accomodation and transportation

TOTAL 1 700 EUR


Medical registrations

1. HPCSA, GMC, SA and British societies for surgeries of the hand

TOTAL 950 EUR


Conferences/congresses continuing medical education

TOTAL 4 000 EUR


Journal subscription fees

PRS: 500 EUR

TOTAL 500 EUR


Intruments (loupes, surgery sets)

TOTAL 3000 EUR


Computer/laptop

TOTAL 1 500 EUR (every three year computer/laptop)



TOTAL per Annum   38 442 EUR




Annual Financial Report 2015:

Policy Plan






For the year 2019 we aim to raise a minimum of 

€ 20 000 to support Dr Tertius Venter, plastic surgeon , who volunteers fulltime with no income of his own except donations and to expand the financial help to others

surgeons and nurses as the finances  allow.

To provide free surgeries to the peoples of the world who has no access to essential surgeries.


 









Remuneration

The management  of the foundation  are not paid for their services and  serve the foundation as volunteers



Financial responsibilty

The financial books are audited once a year and available with the year end report of the accountant




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Contact Details

E-mail:                    info@globalreconstructivesurgery.org 


Telephone               +31 63 426 7313

Address                   Palmstraat 30-hs

                                Amsterdam 1015 HS

                                The Netherlands


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Activity Reports for

2019

2018

2017

2015/2016

2013/2014

Serving by providing free surgeries and training.

Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach Supports Dr THJ Venter - plastic surgeon


2019

Activities

20 January – 23 March Mercy Ships, Conakry, Guinea M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) doing free surgeries to people who have no access to surgical care. Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world.

1 - 5 April Birmingham Hospital for Children, Birmingham. Visting surgeon.

25 April - 3 MayOperation Smile, Ho, Ghana. Repairing cleft lip and palates

20 June to 29 June . Operation Smile, Zomba, Malawi. Repairing cleft lip and palates

30 June to 12 July  PAACS, Malamulo, Malawi. Working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching

9 September to 9 November  Mercy Ships, Dakar, Senegal. M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) doing free surgeries to people who have no access to surgical care. Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

18 - 23 November Jimma University, Ethiopia. Operation Smile training plastic surgeons.

25 November to 7 December Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia. Working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching

2018

Activities

20 January – 10 March Mercy Ships, Douala, Cameroon M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) doing free surgeries to people who have no access to surgical care. Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

19 - 23 March  Greater Ormand Street Hospital, London. Visting surgeon.

24 to 28 March. Cleft Lip and Palate Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

12 April - 20 April Operation Smile, San Cristobal del la Casas, Mexico. Repairing cleft lip and palates

26 July to 3 August. Operation Smile, Blantyre, Malawi. Repairing cleft lip and palates

6 - 17 August PAACS, Malamulo, Malawi. Working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching

27 August to 27 October  Mercy Ships, Conakry, Guinea. M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) doing free surgeries to people who have no access to surgical care. Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

2017

Activities

2 January – 20 March Mercy Ships, Cotonou, Benin  M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

12 – 22 April Operation Smile, Zomba Malawi. Repairing cleft lip and palates

22 April – 5 May PAACS, Malamulo, Malawi. Working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching

16 -27 May Operation Smile, Philippines. Repairing cleft lip and palates 

1 - 13 June New York, USA Speaking at different venues

22 Augustus – 2 September Operation Smile, Puebla, Mexico. Repairing cleft lip and palates

8 – 20 September. Fundraising Cycle Tour, California, USA

8 – 27 November PAACS, Mbingo, Hospital, Cameroon. Working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching

27 November 21 December Mercy Ships, Douala, Cameroon. M/V Africa Mercy. Working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

2016

Activities 

1. January and February 2016  M/V Africa Mercy Tamatave, Madacascar working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world

2. August  September 2016 , Benin West Afica with Mercy Ships International as in paragraph 1.

3.   Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia, working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching. Dates to be confirmed

4. .Several 10 day missions (approximately 4 missions) with Operation Smile repairing cleft lip and palates in Africa, south east Asia and South America. Dates to be confirmed.repairing cleft lip and palates in Africa, south east Asia and South America. Dates to be confirmed.

5.  May June 2016  Fundraising and awareness campaign  cycle tour; United Kingdom and Ireland to reach  people via  TV, radio, newspapers and talks. with the message that more than  30% of the world's population has no access to surgical care.

2015

Activities

1. January and February 2015  M/V Africa Mercy Tamatave, Madagascar working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Reconstructive operations done 134

2. March April 2015 Fundraising and awareness campaign  cycle tour; South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town, 1778 kilometers  reaching approximately 2 million people via  TV, radio, newspapers and talks. with the message that more than  30% of the world's population has no access to surgical care.

3. June July 2015 Fundraising and awareness campaign  cycle tour; United States from New York to San Francisco, 6 500 kilometers  reaching approximately 7 million people via  TV, radio, newspares and talks. with the message that more than  30% of the world's population has no access to surgical care.

4. September and October 2015  M/V Africa Mercy Tamatave, Madacascar working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Reconstructive operations done 38

5. November December 2015  Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon working with PAACS training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching Ten surgeons in training. Reconstructive operations done. 14


2013 - 2014

A. Activities July 2013  - December 2014

1.23 June to 6 July 2013 Butaro Rwanda working with Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org) training doctors at the local hospital in basic surgical technique Reconstructive operations done 29

2.7 July to 20 July Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia working with Operation Smile training surgical trainees (general surgery and maxillofacial -) at the university hospital in basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on skin grafts and wound cover. Reconstructive operations done 28

3.21 July to 2 August Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia, working with PAACS (www.paacs.net) training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching Reconstructive operations done 10

4.26 Augustus to  18 October M/V Africa Mercy Pointe Noire, Congo working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on wound care, wound cover, Noma, neurofibromatosis, burn contractures, skin grafts. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Reconstructive operations done 131

5. 28 October to 19 November 2013 Soddo Christian Hospital Soddo, Ethiopia, working with PAACS training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching Reconstructive operations done. 9

6. 9 November to 10 November Speaker at the International Conference on Comprehensive Cleft Care Guwahati, Assam, India on Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

7.29 November 2013 Speaker at congress of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland on ‘Challenges in Burn Contractures. Possible Solutions’ as we develop techniques for the management of these difficult problems in Africa.

8. .4 January 2014 to 18 February M/V Africa Mercy Pointe Noire, Congo working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on various plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people; burn contractures, head and neck abnormalities such as cleft lip and palates, tumours. Congenital hand and feet abnormalities. Hand surgery; post-trauma, nerve abnormalities, etc.  Reconstructive surgeries done 155

9. June 2014. Borongan, Philipines , Ethiopia, 10 day missions with Operation Smile repairing cleft lip and palates  

10. September and  October 2014 Fundraising andn  cycle tour; Europe fromAmsterdam to Stuttgard

11. October 2014. Arbaminsh, Ethiopia, 10 day missions with Operation Smile repairing cleft lip and palates

12. November 2014     Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon working with PAACS training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover. Ward rounds and operating room on-hands-teaching Ten surgeons in training. Reconstructive operations done. 12

 


B. Activities Planned for 2014  & 2015

1.4 January 2014 to 18 February M/V Africa Mercy Pointe Noire, Congo working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on various plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people; burn contractures, head and neck abnormalities such as cleft lip and palates, tumours. Congenital hand and feet abnormalities. Hand surgery; post-trauma, nerve abnormalities, etc.

2.7 weeks in September and October M/V Africa Mercy Pointe Noire, Congo working with Mercy Ships International (www.mercyships.org) Lectures to nurses and doctors on various plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Training of international surgeons in the management of conditions unique to the developing world. Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people; burn contractures, head and neck abnormalities such as cleft lip and palates, tumours. Congenital hand and feet abnormalities. Hand surgery; post-trauma, nerve abnormalities, etc.

3.2 weeks in July/August July Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia working with Operation Smile training surgical trainees (general surgery and maxillofacial -) at the university hospital in basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on skin grafts and wound cover. Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people

4.3-4 weeks in August Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia, working with PAACS training surgical trainees (general surgery) basic plastic and reconstructive surgical technique. Formal lectures to trainees on hand surgery, burn surgery, wound cover, facial fractures. Reconstructive operations done. Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people

5.Several 10 day missions (approximately 4 missions) with Operation Smile repairing cleft lip and palates in Africa, south east Asia and South America (Madagascar  in March as the first mission and Phillipines in June). Free plastic and reconstructive surgeries to local people

6.Conference attendance on plastic and reconstructive surgery to improve the service to the developing world

7.Part of an international team through Operation Smile in the development of a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery unit at Jimma University, Ethiopia.

8.International speaking to raise funds for the cause - Contact us at . grso2014@gmail.com