Paacs

 

 Project 2015 to 2016;

A Project to bring Smiles on Faces and Hearts

 

 

              www.paacs.net  

 

“Changing the spiritual and physical health of a continent” 
'Bringing Christians together from around the world to train and disciple African surgeons in Africa.
“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12 
 


 

 

PAACS, The Pan African Academy for Christian Surgeons, is operational in training programs in general surgery and presently active in Gabon, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Niger, Egypt, Tanzania,  Kenya (2) and Malawi utilizing ten different hospitals. . There are 35 surgeons in the 5 year training program at this moment – committed to their work, committed to Christ, committed to spread the News about life in Christ now and eternally. It has subsequently graduated 31 general surgeons and completed training of 5 pediatric surgeons. Six more general surgeons and 1 pediatric surgeon will complete their training in 2014.  All graduates (100%) are serving in low-resource areas or are seeking additional training. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing the spiritual and physical health of a continent”  The vision of PAACS is to train surgeons living the gospel and ministering to the sick. PAACS exists to train and disciple African surgeons to glorify God and to provide excellent, compassionate care to those most in need.
The goal is to train and disciple 100 African surgeons by 2020 by 'Bringing Christians together from around the world to train and disciple African surgeons in Africa.'; an unbelievable privilege to work with these excellent surgeons committed to the best quality service possible to patients and to the training of Christian surgeons in Africa in collaboration with Lomalinda University, Southern California, USA.

 

 
Two of the operating room at Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon

 

Open Fracture of the lower leg that needed a fascial flap and skin graft

 


There are currently 58  residents in training on the PAACS program

 

Residence who trained at Banso Baptist Hospital

All working as qualified surgeons today after completion

of their 6 year training programm

 

Tumour of the eye nerves before and after surgery

 

 


The approved training hospitals all have fulltime surgeons who run and coordinate the training programs as well as short term specialists like myself that will visit the hospital for a few weeks at a time with special emphasis on specific specialities.

 

 

The Need for Surgeons in Africa:

The World Health Organazation  guidelines for developing coutries is 1 Surgeon per 20,000 population

The current status

In the USA there is 1 Surgeon for per 2 272 population

In Ethiopia 1 Surgeon for 1.6M people

In West Africa 1 Surgeon for 1.75M people

 

An enormous need for surgeons in Africa!

 

 

Full thickness defect through the cheek following a severe bacterial infection

 

I have been visting the approved training hospitals in Cameroon and Ethiopia since 2008 with te aim to teach general plastic and reconstructive surgical  principles to general surgeons in training who would not have the luxury of other surgical specialty services available in the areas they would serve once qualified and would need the basic knowledge to handle more complicated situations they might face when on their own.

 

Banso Baptist Hospital in the North West of Cameroon

 

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