British Society for Surgery of the Hand

BSSH Malawi - LION Hand Unit

The Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) is an autonomous not-for-profit institution in Malawi where BSSH and BAHT aim to work with and train local surgeons, trainees and therapists to deliver and educate in patient care.
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About LION and Malawi

The Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) is a new purpose built healthcare facility attached to the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), which is a public Hospital in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. Malawi has the 9th highest rate of road traffic deaths in the world . For every death, there are 25 non-fatal injuries causing permanent disability which can lead to poverty and dependency, affecting countless families for generations.

How we can help

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) in collaboration with The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) aims to assist LION in the delivery of treatment for elective and traumatic conditions of the hand and improve the hand and orthopaedic service through engaging in training at all levels to help treat the large numbers of Malawian patients with hand problems.

How you can help

We envision this to be a 5-year project, involving significant input from BSSH and BAHT volunteers who will devote weeks and months assisting in the running of specialist hand clinics and regular hand trauma and elective lists and promoting sustainability through the education and training of local colleagues. All of this comes at a cost, and with your help, we hope to be able to deliver our promise of support to our friends and colleagues in Malawi. Anything you can give will be gratefully received and help transform the lives of those who have been affected by hand trauma and disability in a limited resource setting. Thank you.

About the charity

The aims of the BSSH are to promote and direct the development of Hand Surgery, to foster and co-ordinate education, study and research, and to disseminate knowledge of Hand Surgery.

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