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.
AOTrauma “adopts” The Gambia to implement a trauma care...
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Accra hosts the second AO Alliance Course for junior residents
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