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The surgeon is responsible for surgical procedures and postoperative surgical care, in accordance with MSF protocols.
In 2021, 40,820 interventions were performed on 17,888 patients. 2021 is a record year in terms of interventions, exceeding 2019, which also passed the 40,000 procedures. MSF Surgical activities take place in 14 countries with 1 to 5 surgical projects per country.
There are 119 departures in 2021, including 37 first assignments (FA) (compared to 82 departures in 2020, including 22 FA). The international surgeons come from 29 countries, representing the 5 continents.The detailed statistics by specialty are as follows: 49 departures of general surgeons (including 8 FA), 28 orthopedic surgeons (including 12 FA), 1 vascular surgeon, 8 plastic surgeons (including 1 FA), 9 pediatric surgeons (including 3 FA), and 24 obgyns (including 4 specializing in oncology and 13 FAs among all gynecologists).
Our project in Lebanon runs within a public hospital in Zahle, which is in the Beqaa plains. Patients (15 years and younger) that require medical, surgical or intensive care are referred to MSF by another NGO.The hospital has an imagery department equipped with a scanner, as well as dialysis. The program opened October, 19, 2017, with outpatient and short-stay surgeries (hernia, ectopia). More specialized pediatric surgeries will be able to be performed in the near future (according to the needs: ear, nose and throat, plastic surgery, or orthopedic).
Our second pediatric surgery project is in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, situated in a hospital completely rehabilitated and run by MSF. The hospital currently provides pediatric care including intensive care and surgery should begin there in early 2018. Liberia is a country that does not have any pediatric surgeons and where mortality during operations of children under 15 years is particularly high. Therefore, in addition to our basic surgical program, we will provide a significant training program in an effort to integrate pediatric surgery into the country's health care system.
Being part of an on-call rotation at night is required in order to guarantee 24 hour care.
Work with other Departments
Care and attention must be employed, and the supervisor must be informed of any medical errors.