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Tertius Venter Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Medical Missions Serving with » Mercy Ships International » Pan African Academy for Christian Surgeons » Operation Smile The Need in Africa * Overwhelming * So is the need for Training of Professionals The Challenges in Africa *The Circumstances *The Advanced Pathology Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach A Non Profit Christian Charity
Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach A Non Profit Christian Charity Reaching Out to Touch the Forgotten Supporting Doctors and Nurses Supporting Doctors and Nurses to serve and take RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY to those who cannot afford but desperately need it Head and neck surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, tumours, burn contractures, hand and feet surgery and many more to restore function Serving the Poor through Free Surgeries. Training of Local Doctors in Africa for Africa. Training Surgeons from abroad in Africa for Africa.
Working with different organizations throughout Africa Since 1982 Operation Smile has provided reconstructive surgery to over 230,000 children and adults in more than 60 countries. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has performed more than 2 million services, and impacted over 5.5 million people 32 000 surgical operations PAACS in association with Loma Linda University in California training at least 39 residents in general surgery training at the moment in Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon and Gabon All Three these Organizations are Non-profit Organization and Totally Dependant on Individual and Corporate Donations And we need Partnerships to Support our Work to Enable us to Continue to do this Work Fulltime.
Mercy Ships M/V Africa Mercy A Crew of 450 Volunteers from 30-40 Nationalities Serving on this Hospital Ship on the African Coast offering Free Surgeries to the Poorest of the Poor. Each Crew Member Pays His Own Way to the Ship and His/Her own Crew Fees to cover Boarding and Lodging on the Ship and Serve for Periods of a few Weeks To Years
Up to 3500 patients are seen on screening day and surgical candidates booked for the months ahead. A never ending line of need Mercy Ships Screening Day In West Africa up to 60% of people have no access to any form of medical care. Not able to see a doctor or a nurse – the services either not available or not affordable
Boxing Glove Hand How much function can be expected with surgery. Burned as a baby
Bilateral Radial Club Hand; Left Centralization and Pollicisation
PAACS Pan African Academy for Christian Surgeons Credentialed by Loma Linda University California, United States Training Surgeons in Africa for Africa General Surgery Training Programs at; Banso Baptist Hospital, Kumbo Cameroon Bongolo Hospital, Lebamba, Gabon Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Bamenda, Cameroon Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo Wolaitta, Ethiopia Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya Currently 40 surgeons in training in these hospitals
10 000 births per hour in the world 1:600 are born with clefts lips or palates. Worldwide 18 babies with clefts lip and/or palates are born per hour, that is one every 3 minutes Approximately 300 000 cleft lip and palate patients awaiting surgery
Training of Surgeons in Africa for Africa With Mercy Ships Trainee Surgeons form UK, USA, Germany, Holland, Australia, Switzerland working with me for periods of 2 to 5 weeks PAACS Trainee Surgeons from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Kenya, Gabon Operation Smile Local surgeons and doctors Rwanda, Ethiopia, India
Research and Development I. New Techniques II. Textbook An Online PAACS Publication April 2013 Pages 628 Available on the internet at no charge. www.paacs.net Principles of Reconstructive Surgery in Africa Louis Carter. One of several authors Tertius HJ Venter The Unilateral Temporal Artery Scalping Flap ‘The Africa Flap’ For Nose Reconstruction Advancement Flaps for Contractures over Flexor Surfaces Surgical Management Plexiform Neurofibromatosis Prize for best Consultant talks at the APRSSA Congress 2012 on these techniques
We need your partnership 1.To provide surgical care to people in desperate need through Mercy Ships, PAACS, Operation Smile 2. To help surgeons and nurses to go on missions where the need is the greatest through Global Reconstructive Surgery Outreach 3.To Train surgeons in Africa for Africa through Mercy Ships, PAACS, Operation smile, Online textbook, online Consultancy 4. To develop surgical techniques for conditions unique in Africa but also applicable worldwide Would you please carefully consider partnering with us