Fracture Solutions Program for Africa and Asia
The Fracture Solutions Program delivers needs-based fracture care education to healthcare workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. By providing locally relevant fracture care education on the principles of both operative and nonoperative treatment, and supporting mentorship programs, local healthcare workers can mend musculoskeletal injuries with greater confidence, leading to better outcomes and return to gainful living for patients.
Since 2016, over 500 educational events were organized across the two continents, training more than 20,000 healthcare workers.
West Africa Trauma Education Program
In 2019, the AO Alliance and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation entered a collaboration to improve the quality of and access to fracture care in West Africa, starting with Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. In 2021, Sierra Leone was added as a target country. The program aims to improve health outcomes by building long-term local capacity for injury and fracture care. The program provides specialized education and training to national and regional healthcare workers to deliver safe care to the injured, and to provide faculty education to improve teaching skills of surgeons and operating room personnel.