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“The rate of traditional bonesetter-related limb gangrene, disability, infections, and death in Ghana is alarming, particularly among children. Our outreach training program is preventing these outcomes,” says Dr Dominic Konadu-Yeboah, AO Alliance faculty and head of trauma and orthopedics at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.

Help us expand the Ghana Traditional Bonesetter Training Program.

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Since 2021, this program has reached over 190 bonesetters in Kumasi, Tamale, and Wa, teaching them how to care for injuries and improve their patients’ chances of full recovery.

We are raising CHF100,000 this summer to train a further 100 bonesetters (25 bonesetters x 4 courses) in Sunyani, Techiman, Goaso, and Cape Coast:

  • CHF 25,000 funds a three-day training course for 25 bonesetters
  • CHF 1,000 funds a three-day training course for 1 traditional bonesetter.

Dominic has been awarded the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) 2022 Humanitarian Scholarship Award for the program.

Your donation will help save lives and prevent the loss of limbs.

Thank you for supporting our work.

“Hopefully, the AO Alliance can scale up its activities over the coming years. My foundation is happy to continue its involvement with this noble cause of promoting and developing solutions for better care of the injured in low-income settings.” – Hansjörg Wyss, global philanthropist and founder of the Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation.