Working with and supporting well established organizations such as;
Mercy Ships International
The Pan African Academy for Christian Surgeons - PAACS
And other credible organizations
The work and surgical challenges in Developing Countries are unique and we are involved in different capacities to train trainee surgeons and plastic surgeons for the work under these circumstances.
1. Plastic Surgeons and trainee plastic surgeons work with us on the Africa Mercy (Mercy Ships) from countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Denmark, United States of America and Australia.
2. With PAACS we are involved in teaching African general surgeons about the principles of plastic and reconstructive surgery problems that they might encounter and where no plastic surgeons are available.
3. An online PAACS text book on plastic surgery aimed at surgeons working in the deveopling world faced with plastic and reconstructive surgery problems is available for free download on www.paacs.net. I was privileged to contribute 8 chapters to this book.
4. With Operation Smile involved in the training of local doctors in a program at Butaro Hospital, Rwanda and Jimma University, Ethiopia
To serve the poorest of the poor
In countries where up to 50% of the population has no access to any medical care
Much needed surgery offered free to restore dignity, self worth and physical function