Posts tagged with "Missions (engl.)"



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...
25. April 2019
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 from 8 March 2019 to 17 March 2019. It is the second surgical mission in Bafoussam for an expanded surgical mission after the first activity for determination of location in June 2018. A total of 40 patients were evaluated and 15 interventions were performed in 4 days of surgery by us. One highlight was...
05. February 2019
Hospital Persis, Ouahigouya, Yatenga from 4 January 2019 to 18 January 2019. Departure from Zurich with 11 person to Ouagadougou. The group consisted of three hand surgeons and a paediatric surgeon, an anaesthesiologist, an anaesthesia nurse, two technical surgical female assistants, two female occupational therapists and a registered nurse. It was a pleasant trip. We arrived in Ouagadougou punctually without any problems. The very first breath after getting out of the plane showed that we had...
11. January 2019
Hospital Persis, Ouahigouya, Yatenga from 16 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. During this mission, our focus was on evaluation and surgical reconstruction of patients after NOMA, burns, innate malformations, hand injuries and tumours. Fortunately, a local oral surgeon operated with us throughout the period. Therefore, this time we concentrated a little more on the reconstruction in the head/neck area. At the same time, the postoperative progress controls were guaranteed by him.
07. August 2018
Hospital in Jenin/West Bank from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018. Another mission under cooperation with PCRF (Palestine Children Relief Fund) in Jenin/West Bank. The range of surgeries consisted mainly of severe function-restricting contractures after burns, scalds, explosions as well as malignant tumours and innate malformations.

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