All projects are planned and realized in close cooperation with the Ministries of Health and are part of the official Health Services.
Second year of PIOA's training program.
Dr Jochen Ruckstuhl, Orthopaedic Surgeon (his first visit to the Solomons) and Dr. Hermann Oberli participated as faculty members for the PIOA Trauma Module, in February 2014. See news item on 3 Apr 2015.
Container transport for collected goods
Arrival of a container transport in Honiara in February 2014.
A portable X-Ray machine, donated by Kantonsspital Herisau, was checked and installed. It is the only such machine for the National Referral Hospital in Honiara.
Introduction of new techniques
SIGN Fracture Care International, a charitable organisation in the USA provided the demonstration equipment set for practical exercises, using plastic bones (Synbone) to teach and learn how to operate fractures of long bones applying simple and affordable technology.
cand. med. Marco Sieber, University of Berne, spent two months as medical student with the Orthopaedic Department in Honiara. His report will be published shortly in SAEZ.