(by editorial board, islandecho, February 29, 2020)
Thousands of seriously ill people across Africa, who have no access to surgeons, will be treated thanks to a major new surgical training programme part-funded by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons.
The £50,000 will help fund a programme specifically designed to develop the next generation of surgeons in Africa, giving them access to the latest life-saving techniques that are very common in the UK but not taught in Africa.
Currently, more than 90% of the 1.2 billion people living in Africa do not have access to safe and affordable surgery, resulting in an estimated 17 million deaths every year.
The programme is taking place in Nigeria – which has…