Overview

The AO Alliance Foundation is a developmental nonprofit Organization dedicated to improve fracture care for patients in low income countries through local capacity building. The AO Alliance Foundation is committed to improving fracture care in low income countries through education and professional development of healthcare personnel, research and clinical services support. AOAF Board approved a 5 year Malawi country project, costed at USD 5,200,000 to build capacity for treatment of fractures in Malawi. Various projects are taking place; they vary between education, fellowships, clinical outcomes research and clinical services support.

The project is guided by the following objectives:

  • To increase from current 9 to 18 Trauma & Orthopedic Surgeons.
  • To increase residency program to 14 Malawian Trauma &Orthopedic residents (Currently 4).
  • To revitalize the Orthopedic Clinical Officers (OCO) training school, certifying 20 students every 2 years, with excellent non operative fracture care and appropriate referral for all fractures.
  • To add 2 surgical referral theatres with a capacity of 3000 fracture surgeries per annum (currently 2 theatres).
  • Documentation and clinical outcomes research for continuous improvement.
  • Support the proposed Lilongwe Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.

AO Alliance Foundation – Malawi Initiative is looking to develop a website, whose sole purpose is to inform its stakeholders of the presence of the organization in Malawi, as well as work being carried out in addition to opportunities available in particular areas within the projects scope.