Mr Wale Olarinde will be joining a team of other surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses under the auspices of the UK Forum of the West African College of Surgeons on a surgical outreach to the republic of Togo in West Africa between the 2nd and 9th of March 2013. This is the 3rd outreach organised by the forum, previous ones being in Calabar, Nigeria and Monrovia, Liberia. The outreach is usually held a week before the annual conference of the West African College of Surgeons and has been tagged the preconference surgical outreach. Johnson and Johnson Medical UK have kindly provided medical consumables for this outreach.

The outreach will be based in Centre Hospitalier D’Aneho (The Aneho Hospital) and the Slyvanus Olympio teaching hospital in Lome. The team from the UK have liaised with a local organising committee in Lome to perform surgical procedures on patients free of charge during the week. The team will also provide relevant surgical/nursing training.