Orthopaedic Hip Surgery

Start Date
04/12/2021
End Date
19/12/2021
Destination
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Organisation
Ouaga vzw
Coordinator
Jan Noyez & Lieven Dossche
Rotation description

Ouaga is a young Belgian non-profit organisation which was previously operating under the “Artsen Zonder Vakantie / Médecins Sans Vacances” banner.

In 2021, they are again welcoming young health professionals motivated to put their knowledge and skills to the task of health-care provision and capacity building on their yearly orthopedic project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The focus of this project is hip replacement surgery.  Continuity of care and support is provided through partnerships with Italian and German orthopedic teams.
Your work as a resident in a surgical subdiscipline consists mainly of assisting hip surgeries and exchanging medical knowledge with the local healthcare providers.
Anaesthesiologists will help the local team with spinal procedures.  Next to the surgical procedures, attention is given to pre- and post-operative care.

Specifics
  • Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Looking for: training anaesthesiologist and/or orthopaedic surgeon with at least 1 year of specialty training completed.
  • Language skills: must be able to function professionally in French.
  • Funding: a personal contribution will be required, to be discussed with Ouaga.
  • Insurance: no travel insurance provided.
  • COVID-19 guidance
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Recent testimonials

We willen we ook de nieuwe schitterende organisatie “Residents Abroad” vermelden die wenst samen te werken met VZW Ouaga. Zij beogen jonge assistenten in opleiding te laten deelnemen aan humanitaire missies.

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Persoonlijk vind ik de uitwerking erg geslaagd en aantrekkelijk.  Wij kunnen ons zeker terugvinden in verdere samenwerking !

Dr. Jean Pierre Matthijs

Dr. Jean Pierre Matthijs

Enorm blij om te zien tot wat jullie project is uitgegroeid! Dit is echt een succesverhaal waar AFC zeker verder wil bij helpen.

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