Dr Tony Jeffries Orthopaedic Surgeon
I have been visiting Ethiopia for two weeks in August yearly since 2006. When I first visited the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa the wards and operating theatres were grim. The orthopaedic pathology was certainly extreme. Over the years with the extensive training and infrastructure input of ADFA there has been an amazing improvement in all aspects of the standard of orthopaedic care.
I consider myself very privileged to have visited Ethiopia on so many occasions and to have had the opportunity to make a small contribution to orthopaedic teaching and service provision.
I have been very fortunate to be accompanied by great ADFA team members, particularly Paul Maloney, Orthopaedic Technician, Stephanie McDonald, Operating Theatre Nurse and in the early years Victoria Gibson, Operating Theatre Nurse.
I am also very pleased to have developed friendships with some of the local orthopaedic surgeons at the Black Lion Hospital. In the past few years I have also visited hospitals in Bahir Dar and Hossana.
Dr Tony Jeffries
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