The Black Lion Hospital, AdDis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Black Lion Hospital’s Orthopaedic unit in Addis Ababa serves as the main link between the Ethiopian Orthopaedic Association and WOC-UK. This has been strengthened tremendously over recent years through the presence in Ethiopia’s capital of WOC-UK member Rick Gardner.
Rick works as a consultant for the CURE hospital in Addis but has dedicated time and effort into building the UK’s support of orthopaedic training at the Black Lion.
WOC-UK aims to support a minimum of 6 visits per year from the UK.
Ideally each trip would consist of two visitors for a minimum of two weeks at a time. Financial support for this has been generously provided by the Bone and Joint Journal council, along with funds allocated from WOC-UK’s own accounts.
Look out for reports on recent WOC-UK member visits to Ethiopia in future copies of the BJJ news.
· Linkman: Rick Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org
· Suitable for: Consultants, or ST7 trainees (SpR year 5) and beyond
· Work: teaching at all levels, mainly orthopaedic trainees (middle grades)
· A minimum of 4 weeks is suggested
· Serviced flat on campus