Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

COOL ran a successful spine surgery course in Kenya in April 2014.

In April the COOL Project ran the first COSECSA spine surgery course in east and central Africa to stimulate surgical trainees' interest in this emerging specialty in the region. The short introductory course, held at the AIC-CURE International Children's Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya, was attended by 35 trainees from Kenya, Botswana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Rwanda.

The course was led by 3 UK faculty, including Professor Chris Lavy and Gavin Bowden from the spinal team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and 6 regional faculty, including Joseph Theuri, Medical Director of the CURE Hospital.

The COOL Project is a 3-year health partnership programme between NDORMS and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

Similar stories

NDORMS joins research partnership to understand links between overlapping long-term conditions

The links between different long-term health conditions will be explored in new research funded with a £2.5million grant from the Medical Research Council.

New therapeutic targets identified in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Researchers identify two inflammatory-driving proteins, osteopontin and CCL2, highly expressed in psoriatic arthritis joints.

Researchers show the role of cilia in cartilage health

New research shows that disrupting primary cilia in juvenile, adolescent and early adulthood in cartilage stops it maturing correctly, making it more prone to thinning and the potential for osteoarthritis (OA) in later life.

New research could improve quality of life for Psoriatic Arthritis patients

Professors Laura Coates and Dani Prieto-Alhambra will take major roles in a new European Commission project to develop innovative personalised treatment options for people affected by psoriatic arthritis.

Exploring the link between joint injury and osteoarthritis

A new study published in The Lancet Rheumatology shows potential ways to predict how likely someone is to develop osteoarthritis after a knee injury.