J.B. Russell
Orthopedic surgeons operating on a patient at a hospital rented and equipped by Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) to care for Iraqi victims of violence whose injuries can not be treated inside Iraq. The program is now beginning to receive patients from Yemen, Syria, Egypt and Libya in addition to Iraqis.
Amman, Jordan. 28/11/2011.
*** Local Caption *** Since August 2006, Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing reconstructive surgical care to victims of violence through its program in Amman. By the fourth quarter of 2011, over 1500 victims of violence from Iraq but also Gaza, Yemen and Libya have been treated. The surgical program offers free of charge high quality surgical and medical care to its beneficiaries. Patients also receive physiotherapy and psycho-social activities and support. The program includes three main surgical specialties : maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic