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  1. OO: Catalyst and Collaborator RRCoughlin,MD,MSc Clinical Professor UCSF/IGOT 13Dec 2007, Ahmedabad, India

  2. Teaching and Training Model Purpose To identify and train local personnel to assume the roles of educator and provider

  3. Teaching/Training Programs • greater long lasting aspect • “multiplier effect” • self sustaining

  4. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” MARGARET MEAD

  5. Goals of this talk • Introduce History of OO/HVO • Describe a Success Story: Uganda • Suggest Collaborative Ways Forward

  6. History of OO/HVO • Late 1950s Informal Organizations • 1958 Dr. Allan McElvie + members of ABJS began “Orthopaedic Letters Club” • 52 members exchanged “letters” • “Orthopaedic Letters Club Overseas Program” (OLCOP)

  7. History of OO/HVO • 1961 McElvie visited Jordan+ Jerusalem • Asked OLCOP for volunteers • OLCOP organized overlapping surgeons • Taken over by Cooperation for American Relief Everywhere (CARE)

  8. History of OO/HVO • CARE + MEDICO (Medical International Cooperation Organization • Voluntary, Nonprofit, Nonpolitical, Nonsectarian, Nongovernmental Org. • 1963 Name of OO adopted from OLCOP • 1973 World Orthopaedic Concern started by McElvie (OO is American Chapter)

  9. History of OO/HVO • 1981 OO separated from CARE+ MEDICO • With urging of Dr. Hough + Cobey: OO the founding division of HVO • Over 3700 Volunteers; 5300 assignments • Many successful programs

  10. Health Volunteers Overseas Improving Global Health ThroughEducation Education

  11. HVO MISSION To improve the quality and accessibility of health care in developing countries through training and education Focus on local pathologies & developing local capacity Place emphasis on local materials

  12. Program Areas • Anesthesia • Burn Management • Dentistry • Dermatology • Hand Surgery • Internal Medicine • Nursing Education • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery • Orthopaedics • Pediatrics • Physical Therapy

  13. HVO: a snapshot • 25 countries • 65 programs • 2,600 trainees • 400+ annual Volunteers • Only 14 staff

  14. HVO Regions Eastern Europe Asia Central America + The Caribbean Africa South America

  15. Focus of Uganda • USAID’s Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund • Grant for 8 years to HVO • 1989 established Uganda educational support at Makerere and Mulago Hosp • Rodney Belcher: Post-graduate course leading to M. Med degree in Orthopaedics

  16. Focus on Uganda • Started in 1994 with 3 residents • Now 31 graduates of the programme • Half come from neighboring countries • All but one Ugandan graduate works in Uganda • Currently 13 on teaching staff • Orthopaedic Outreach Programme

  17. Focus on Uganda • HVO volunteers continue with key teaching, training, solidarity roles • Collaboration with global academia, for example UCSF/IGOT • SIGN- surgical implants and commitment to establish trauma system

  18. Effective Interventions • Synergy of mission statements • Academic partnering through departments • Teaching/Training/Research model

  19. Ways Forward • “Orthopedic Surgery and Global Health” • Sustainable Partnerships • MOH, Academia, Societies, NGOs, Civil Society, WHO, WB, Industry • Multidisciplinary • Institution and Systems Building • Research, Education and Capacity Building

  20. Imagine how many people you can touch when you teach HVO MOTTO