Since the first successful collaboration between BSSH and AO Alliance in Malawi in 2015, the work in this country has evolved and strengthened year on year. Currently BSSH is invited to run a course for surgeons in training and physiotherapists from COSECSA countries at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre and a separate course for Orthopaedic clinical officers in Mangochi, Malawi with focus on clinical areas that WHO considered as essential.
Working in collaboration with World Orthopaedic Concern and the country's only hand surgeon, we have supported delivery of a Hand Trauma Workshop. This workshop was delivered by Jonathan Jones and Bo Polvsen to the countries Orthopaedic Clinical Officers who provide the initial care for all hand injuries. Further workshops and educational support are planned.
Team Lead - Jonathan Jones
Local Contact - Linda Chokotho