May 27, 2010
In April, 2010, a group of 9 World Surgical Foundation volunteer surgeons, nurses and an anesthesiologist traveled to Haiti Adventis Hospital in Port au Prince with the help of Cure International. They performed 45 surgeries and 20 consultations in 4 days, which was a heartbreaking yet inspiring experience. Despite poverty and devastation, the spirit of the people instilled hope among the WSF team who won’t forget Haiti. Plans are underway to return again this year.
April 27, 2010
Preview the moving story of the February, 2010 World Surgical Foundation’s two week odyssey to Palawan, the Philippines. It’s a paradise but not for many of its residents because of poverty and poor access to quality health care. Help arrived when 37 volunteer doctors and nurses performed 300 free operations. Meet pediatric patients May Ann, Erick and Joseph whose life changing surgeries will give them a chance at a better life.
June 12, 2009
Meet Tariku, a poor Ethiopian boy who was born without an anus and lived with a ragged colostomy since birth 7 years ago. With no colostomy bags, Tariku couldn’t attend school, was shunned by society because of the smell and was a burden to his family. Dr. Domingo Alvear from the World Surgical Foundation repaired his condition at Black Lion Hospital so Tariku could now lead a normal life.
June 12, 2009
Follow the inspiring story of the World Surgical Foundation whose volunteer team performed free surgery for the poor and underserved at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last February. They changed the lives of hundreds of children and adults and left a legacy that will transform thousands more.
December 11, 2005
Domingo T. Alvear, MD, FACS, founder of World Surgical Foundation (WSF), is the 2005 recipient of the ACS Surgical Volunteerism Award, sponsored by Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative. (more…)