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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).