Orthopaedic Hip Surgery

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ouaga vzw
Jan Noyez & Lieven Dossche
Rotation description

Ouaga is a young Belgian organisation which was previously operating under the “ArtsenZonderVakantie/MédecinsSansVacances” banner but is now fully self-sufficient.
They are welcoming young health professionals motivated to put their knowledge and skills to the task of health-care provision and capacity building on their yearly humanitarian mission to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The goal of Ouaga is to contribute to the enhancement of orthopaedic care in the developing world. The base of their work is an intense cooperation with local colleagues as training local caregivers.

The focus of this mission is hip-surgery on a yearly mission to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

Your work as a residents in a surgical subdiscipline consists mainly of assisting hip surgery. Training is given to the local team whenever possible.
Anaesthesiologists will help the local team with spinal procedures.  Besides the surgical procedures, attention is given to pre- and post-operative care.
After the medical activities there is always a possibility to socialize with the local team. 

The mission’s 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.
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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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