News and Events

Dr Lydia Nanjula from Uganda who undertook the Operation Hernia training workshop in 2017 at St Francis Hospital, Nsambya, recently presented a paper entitled “competence-based training – the hernioplasty prototype”.  Her presentation was at the College of South, East, Central and Southern Africa (COSESCA) scientific conference held in December 2017.    At the conference in […]

Jonathan Evans, a year 7 Specialist Surgical Registrar with an interest in colo-rectal surgery and currently working in the West Midlands Deanery, has been awarded this year’s Shorland Hosking Fellowship.  Having spent many of his childhood and teenage years in Africa, Jon is looking forward to returning later this year and plans to join the […]

OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING IN TANZANIA NOV 13-17, 2017 Operation Hernia has completed another Hernia Training Workshop, this time  in Mwanza, Tanzania. This is the first Operation Hernia Training Workshop to be held in Tanzania. The Faculty was led by Mr Tim Brown, Consultant Surgeon, Swansea in Wales, UK.  Other members of the faculty were Hilde […]

The proposed dates for next year’s Operation Hernia Missions have now been published,  as shown below.    Any volunteers who wish to join a team should firstly contact Mr Chris Oppong, Chairman of Operation Hernia.   Further information about the various destinations and the work undertaken can be found by reading the previous Mission Reports.     DATES MISSION DESTINATION TEAM TEAM […]

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR GUIDO SCHURMANN (1956-2017) Operation Hernia is mourning the painful loss of one of our long-time volunteer surgeons, an Operation Hernia Ambassador, Prof Guido Schurmann, 61.  He died unexpectedly on 24 October in Bielefeld, Germany.  He had been due to go to Ghana on another humanitarian mission, 11 days later on November 4, 2017.   He is […]

Surgical trainees with Mr Chris Oppong and other faculty members

A Multinational Operation Hernia Team, led by Mr Chris Oppong, Consultant Surgeon and Chairman of Operation Hernia, have just returned from Rwanda. The course faculty drawn from the UK, Germany and Austria trained 14 first year Surgical Residents in both mesh and tissue repair of groin hernias. Lectures on almost all aspects of groin hernia […]

Monday 5th December 2016 In conjunction with the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) the trustees of Operation Hernia will be seeking applications for the 2017 Shorland Hosking Fellowship. This Fellowship provides £1,000 for a higher surgical trainee to join an Operation Hernia mission, working with the team in a developing country, usually for a […]

Friday 28th October 2016 OPERATION HERNIA – NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016 Dear Partners, SUCCESSFUL FIRST COSECSA/ OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING I am pleased to inform our partners of the success of the first COSECSA/OPERATION HERNIA TRAINING held in Uganda from September 2-9, 2016. Operation Hernia was recognised by The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern […]

Friday 28th October 2016 GHANA CELEBRATION OF 10th ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATION HERNIA Introduction On 15th October 2016, Operation Hernia celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the city of its birth, Takoradi in Ghana. It was also a celebration of Ghanaian culture of pomp and pageantry. It was truly, a memorable night. The great and the good […]