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Oxford surgeons have returned to the African children's hospital their colleague helped set up more than a decade ago. Staff from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) teamed with counterparts in Malawi to run specialist training to tackle debilitating conditions such as club foot.

The week-long course was held at the Beit CURE International Hospital in the city of Blantyre, a facility that Nuffield Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Chris Lavy helped to establish during his time working in the country in the early 2000s.

The training was part of the ongoing £1.4m COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) project to improve child healthcare across East, Central and Southern Africa that has seen medical specialists from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust help train more than 400 African counterparts in the past nine months. The next course will be held in Kenya in early 2014.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Muscoloskeletal Sciences website) 

Read more (Oxford University Hospitals website)