Orthopaedic Projects have fulfilled a personal life-long ambition to work in a developing country. I have now been four times and each visit has been a fantastic clinical, educational and cultural experience. But it’s much more even than that; everyone who comes seems to gain a new perspective on work, life and everything!. We have had a fantastic time working with each other and this sustains when we return home. Despite working so hard there, we seem to return refreshed and when life back at home gets challenging, there are wonderful Kenyan smiles to recall as a reminder of how privileged we really are.
We are very conscious of our responsibilities. The clinical work we do is helpful we hope, but the legacy of the teaching we do is building local capacity to improve care in the long term so each time, we are leaving a little bit more behind.