Operation Hernia (www.operationhernia.org.uk) is an independent not-for-profit organization that provides professional and educational opportunities to surgeons and surgical trainees in the repair of long-standing groin hernias at rural hospitals in the developing world. Operation Hernia was initiated in 2005 from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, England, via that city’s official cultural link with Takoradi, Ghana.
It is an honour for ASiT be involved with the annual ASiT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship named after the surgeon from Poole who died tragically in an air accident shortly after returning from an Operation Hernia mission to Nigeria. The money to sustain this award was donated largely by Howard Eggleston, with a top-up from ASIT. This fellowship provides funding for a higher surgical trainee to join an Operation Hernia mission, working with a team in a developing country. The ASiT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship is valued at £1000 and may be used towards travel to a site of the successful candidates choice. The fellowship bursary is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs.
2017 - Chris Johnston
2016 - Michael Kelly
2015 - Vernon Sivarajah
2014 - Dimitri Pournaras
2013 - Paul Sutton
2012 - David Messenger
Applications for the 2018 Fellowship are not yet open.
Applications should include:
All applications should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
For ASiT Members interested in further opportunities for humanitarian global healthcare, Hernia International is a UK charity also involved in overseas missions.
See www.herniainternational.org.uk for further information.