News and Events

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 […]

Operation Hernia 10th Anniversary Celebration. Wednesday 29th June 2016 Operation Hernia 10th Anniversary Celebration. Over 100 supporters of Operation Hernia gathered at a splendid Gala Evening held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Plymouth on Friday 8th April 2016. Our Patron, Lord Ribeirio, attended the dinner along with Dr Linda Vanotoo who is a Medical Director […]

Tuesday 4th August 2015 The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) has recognised Operation Hernia as Surgical Trainers in Hernia Surgery. Operation Hernia will therefore be training local doctors who have been enrolled in COSECSA. This partnership with COSECSA fulfils a key objective of Operation Hernia – to transfer skills in […]

Monday 3rd August 2015 Dr Bukari has been selected for the 2015 Operation Hernia Ghana Fellowship Award. This provides an opportunity for him to join an Operation Hernia mission for a week and to gain unique hands-on experience in Mesh Repair. The first recipient of the award was Miss Zainab Alhassan in 2013. The Fellowship […]

Vernon Sivarajah

Tuesday 31st March 2015 The 2015 ASIT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship has been awarded to Mr Vernon Sivarajah who is a Specialist Surgical Registrar in the North West Thames Deanery. The award of £1,000 will be used to cover travel and accommodation costs, allowing Vernon to join an Operation Hernia mission this year.

Tuesday 25th November 2014 UPDATE ON ESSENTIAL (GLOBAL) SURGERY – NOVEMBER 2014 Chris Oppong, Chairman of Operation Hernia, attended the Netherlands Society for International Surgery Symposium on “Surgery in Low Resource Settings” in Amsterdam from November 14th to 16th, 2014. There were some important highlights that may be of interest to Operation Hernia partners. 1. […]

Shorland Hosking Fellowship, 2015 Wednesday 12th November 2014 In its 10th anniversary year, Operation Hernia is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the annual 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 […]

‘Operation Hernia’ work recognised in recent Press Release (9th July 2014) issued by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust Monday 14th July 2014 Life saving work by four doctors who gave their time to treat patients in desperate need of help for untreated hernias in Ghana has been recognised by the British Medical Association (BMA). Their ‘life […]

Donor Guido Schuermann (2nd right) and Recipient Zainab Alhassan (2nd left)