Mobilizing resources for appropriate, sustainable fracture care education and capacity building for the care of the injured
At the heart of what we do, AO Alliance strives to provide opportunities through education, fellowships, clinical research and infrastructure development to improve the care of the injured.
Courses & Fellowships
We help to attract young graduating doctors to trauma and orthopedics training, and support their successful transition from T&O specialization to become specialist in trauma and orthopedics(T&O) care. We also provide clinical fellowships and opportunities to residents, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare workers to further develop their skills. In addition, we provide financial assistance to medical personnel to pursue their education as part of larger country programs.
We support the set-up of hospitals, clinics and other units to provide medical facilities to those in need. In selected projects, we work with appropriate partners to build the infrastructure required to provide fracture care (e.g. operating theaters). See our work in Malawi.
We sponsor clinical research and support young investigators in research projects aimed at improving the care of the injured. We help to build data registries and use their insights to guide the development of care programs. We also facilitate the publication of local research in international peer-reviewed journals.
Malawi: We collect and store trauma and fracture care data from five hospital sites. More than 4,000 cases have been collected.
Ethiopia: We support the development of a trauma registry at the Hawassa University Referral Hospital.
Ghana: We have set up the TRANET trauma registry collecting data from four hospital sites. We are planning to expand our data collection to 30 other sites.
AO Alliance held Basic Nonoperative Fracture Management course in E...
06 March 2020
AO Alliance held its Basic Nonoperative Fracture Management course on February 7-9, 2020 in Eastern Province, Rwanda, attracting 37 hea...
First AO Alliance pediatric fracture care seminar in Nepal launched
07 February 2020
AO Alliance organizes its first Pediatric Fracture Management seminar in Nepal, attracting 30 medical professionals from across the ...
Faculty from Africa and Asia attend AO Education Institute coaching...
23 December 2019
December 1-4, 2019. Davos, Switzerland. AO Alliance wrapped up its fifth year of operation with a coaching program for its faculty f...