The Humanitarian Services Committee selected Kenya as an additional site for humanitarian outreach in 2019. The 2019 project took place in Kijabe, Kenya, at two distinct hospitals — the AIC CURE Kenya Hospital and the Kijabe Mission Hospital. The CURE hospital is primarily pediatric orthopaedics with some elective adult surgery, whereas the Kijabe Mission
Hospital runs more like a general hospital with acute trauma and adult reconstruction.
AOFAS volunteers work alongside well-trained Kenyan attending and resident orthopaedic surgeons in both the operating room and clinic, providing much-needed education in adult foot and ankle surgery. Volunteers are expected to do formal presentations
along with teaching in clinical situations.
AOFAS Active, Candidate, and International Members may apply. Participants are responsible for their own airfare to travel to Kenya before and after the experience. In-country expenses for food, lodging, travel, and logistics are covered by the Orthopaedic
Foot & Ankle Foundation.
The inaugural trip to Kenya was in October 2019 and the second trip will take place November 14-18, 2022. Read about the 2019 Kenya project.