Operation Hernia - The Charity

Operation Hernia is a surgical programme intended to treat and teach inguinal hernia surgery in low and middle income countries.

Operation Hernia Surgeon in Mongolia in 2011
Operation Hernia Surgeon in Mongolia in 2011

It was initiated in 2005 in Takoradi, Ghana but now also operates in several other sites in Ghana and also in Rwanda.

Mr Chris Oppong is the Chairman of Operation Hernia.

Potential patients waiting to be seen by the team
Potential patients waiting to be seen by the team
“There are countless untreated hernias in Africa.”

In many rural areas of the world basic surgical services are not available and there is little possibility that Governments will be able to provide such facilities in the near future. Partnerships are required between charities such as Operation Hernia and other NGOs in order to provide surgical care delivered by teams of enthusiastic volunteers.