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UK surgeons on outreach surgical mission in Cote d’Ivoire

UK surgeons on outreach surgical mission in Cote d’Ivoire

The UK Forum of the West African College of Surgeons has held its annual surgical outreach in Dabou in Cote d’Ivoire from 23rd February 2015 to 27th February 2015. Surgeons from the UK, and local surgeons form Cote d’Ivoire have been based at the Methodist Hospital in Dabou providing free surgical operations for the local populace and training opportunities for local surgeons.


Surgical procedures carried out have been in urology, ear nose & throat/head and neck surgery, general surgery and paediatric surgery with no patient paying a surgeon’s fee for the week. Medical consumables have been contributed from various NHS trusts, Johnson & Johnson, Sheffmed, Summit Medical, Tristel, Molnlycke and Swann Morton. Johnson & Johnson have also contributed logistical support.


The outreach has become an annual event a week before the annual conference of the West African College of Surgeons, which this year is being held in Abidjan from 1st -7th March 2015.


Participants from the United Kingdom included Mr Niyi Ade-Ajayi (paediatric surgeon at King’s College Hospital), theatre nursing sister Mary Akangbe (King’s College Hospital),  Dr Joseph Davidson (University Hospital Lewisham), Miss Daniella Donato-Brown (Whittington Hospital, London), Mr George Fowlis (Urologist at BMI The Cavell Hospital, London), Mrs Montio Morgan ENT surgeon at King’s Mill Hospital), Mr Wale Olarinde (ENT Surgeon at Chesterfield Royal Hospital), Mr Sam Osaghae (Urologist at Lagoon Hospital) and Mr Ayo Oshowo (General Surgeon at Whittington Hospital, London).


There were several local surgeons from Cote d’Ivoire who participated in the outreach. Local surgical trainees had the opportunity to see various new techniques and there were numerous training opportunities for trainees in all specialities.

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