Posts tagged with "Missions (engl.)"



21. April 2022
Klinik Centre Medico-Chirurgical Sédogo from 07.04.2022 to 14.04.2022. Interplast-Switzerland was again on a mission. It might have already become routine, one would think, since a large number of missions have already been organized by us in recent years. But nevertheless it is always exciting, uncertain, emotional and unpredictable to plan, execute and follow up such a mission. The focus in this mission was breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer. Learn more about the last mission...
16. February 2022
Golden Life Hospital in Bamako, Mali from 05.02.2022 to 12.02.2022. Interplast-Switzerland starts the new year with another mission in Bamako, Mali. At the Golden Life Hospital, with the cooperation of Association New Face, the team of Dr. med. V. Wedler is working in the operating room on numerous scar contractures, breast reconstructions and reconstructions in noma patients.
12. December 2021
Mission in the "Centre Medico-Chirurgical Sédago" clinic in Léo Burkina Faso from 25 November to 04 December 2021 A mission was planned in Persis, Ouahigouya. But there were COVID 19 cases in Persis and therefore the health department in the clinic had quarantined the operating area for 14 days. This would still have been a solvable problem, but unfortunately there were attacks again very close to Ouahigouya, and we were advised not to come for security reasons. So we looked for solutions to...
07. December 2021
Mission in the "Centre Medico-Chirurgical Sédago" clinic in Léo Burkina Faso from 1 October to 10 October 2021. Finally it was possible to plan a mission in Burkina Faso again. After prolonged increased turbulence and COVID-19 uncertainties, a small team was able to test the new situation and the new installations of the clinic in Léo, in the south of Burkina Faso.
24. December 2020
Clinique Médicale MEDITECH in Bamako, Mali from 4 December 2020 to 11 December 2020. At the beginning of December MD Volker Wedler took us to the banks of the Niger. Having already been in action to Mali for the third time, the area of mission was no longer new for us. The infrastructure existed. Patients could already be identified by pre-triage and support of Dr Moussa Baba Daou, the President of the Association New Face and Plastic Surgeon. It was indeed not sure up to 100% until shortly...
21. April 2020
The Surgical-Medical Hospital of the ASPSC (Association pour le Soutien et la Promotion de la Santé au Cameroun – Society for Support and Development of Health Care in Cameroon) in Bafoussam officially planned from 13 March 2020 to 27 March 2020. In the morning at 9 o’clock it started with travelling by a chauffeur. It was an interesting transfer taking us across mountains and a lot of green landscapes. The scheduled day of triage brought us some surprises as the local employee responsible...
01. April 2020
Martyr Khalil Hospital in Jenin, Palestine (West Bank) from 14 February 2020 to 21 February 2020 The mission has already entered its third round. This year a total of 28 surgeries were performed within 5 days, with most surgeries being contracture resolution with full skin coverage after burns or scalds. We were supported by the NGO PCRF (Palestine Child Relief Fund). The team gathered at Zurich Airport on the morning of February 14th. After check-in of the seven boxes of medical utensils and...
16. January 2020
Mission in the St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua, Ghana from 23 November 2019 to 1 December 2019. After our evaluation trip in 2018, we decided to perform our first hand surgery mission in the St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua in Eastern Ghana. After a smooth flight, we were picked up with two buses in Accra by two brother monks. The following day we were driven to the St. Joseph Hospital about 2.5 h in the north. Reaching the hospital around noon, we were warmly welcomed by brother François...
04. December 2019
Mission in the Clinique Segdago in Léo, Burkina Faso from 12 October 2019 to 22 October 2019. The mission was performed as a common project with 21 operations within 6 days. Despite the late arrival, we went from Ouagadougou to Léo in the dark after the arrival directly. The next day about 50 patients were waiting for us with their companions.
10. September 2019
Golden Life American Hospital, Bamako (Mali) from 26 August 2019 to 4 September 2019. Our workplace was the “Golden Life American Hospital“, located directly on the Niger between the two main bridges over the river. The sponsorship is a cooperation between a Turkish, Malian and American group completed one year ago. It was a pleasure to find an intact infrastructure with the most modern standards. I have never worked in such a good environment before in my 23 years of working in developing...

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