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SICOT: The World Orthopaedic Organisation
SICOT is an international non-profit association incorporated under Belgian law with the aim to advance the science and art of orthopaedics and traumatology at an international level and to foster and develop teaching, research and education. In 2009, SICOT celebrated its 80th anniversary in Pattaya, Thailand. Read more...
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MSF mission in Afghanistan & Haiti
In order to respond to its current operational needs in Afghanistan, the MSF Operational Center of Brussels is actively looking for an orthopaedic surgeon. In August 2011, MSF opened a surgical hospital in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. Violence has continued in the North of the country in recent years, and the hospital is the only one of its kind in the region, providing high-quality, free surgical care to victims of general trauma like traffic accidents, as well as those with conflict-related injuries from bomb blasts or gunshots. The hospital, fully run by MSF, has one emergency room, two operating theatres, an intensive care unit, as well as x-ray and laboratory facilities. There are separate surgical wards for male and female patients. MSF also provides physical rehabilitation and follow-up after surgery by a full-time physiotherapist. The hospital currently has 68 beds. The Kunduz hospital sees an average of 700 patients every month in the ER of whom 175 are admitted. Monthly 350 surgical interventions are done, of which 42% is orthopaedic surgery, 6% general/specialized and 52% smaller surgery (dressings and wound debridement). Read more...
Le Centre Opérationnel de Bruxelles recherche activement un chirurgien orthopédique, basé à Tabarre (Haïti). En Février 2012, MSF a ouvert un hôpital de référence de 108 lits à Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, avec l’objectif d’en faire un centre de traumatologie pour la ville avec une capacité de prise en charge de 150 cas chirurgicaux par mois. De la chirurgie traumatologique, orthopédique, et viscérale est fournie, ainsi que de la chirurgie d’urgence pédiatrique et la rééducation des patients. Cet hôpital de qualité permet d’apporter une réponse rapide aux besoins existants dans un contexte urbain difficile où une grande majorité de la population n’a pas accès à des soins de santé de base de qualité. Plus d'informations...
Password renewal: To access the Members' Area of the SICOT website, members need their username (member ID number or e-mail address) and password. Find out here how to get a new password.
Online payment of membership dues: SICOT members are invited to pay their 2013 membership dues online. This can be done by clicking on "Pay your dues online" in the Members' Area. Read more...
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