Doctors for Benin 2017
From 27.2. – 9.3.2017 Bénin Santé realized the project “Doctors for Bénin” in the Clinique les Archanges in Agblangandan, Bénin. During this time, two Czech surgeons performed 97 operations, mainly hernia operations, for around 70 patients, including 15 children. The youngest patient was 18 months old, the oldest 80 years old.
The patients made a symbolic contribution of € 70 – € 80 / operation. As a rule, hernia operations in Bénin cost an average of € 600 – € 1000, depending on the severity and type of the procedure.
All operations could be carried out successfully. Most patients were able to leave the clinic one day after the operation. Everyone was very satisfied with the treatment and expressly thanked the team. Endoscopies were also performed by a gastroenterologist during the project.
The Minister of Health attended an operation on 9.3.2017 in the Clinique les Archanges. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also visited the Clinique. “I would like to thank the two surgeons and Bénin Santé for the organization and implementation of the project and I hope that the initiative for the benefit of the population in Bénin will continue,” said the Minister of Health.
On May 28, 2017, the report on the successful course of events was presented at the minister at a meeting with Bénin Santé in Vienna.
Doctors for Benin 2018
In April 2018, two Czech surgeons were able to perform more than 40 operations for free or for a small fee. At the same time, gastroenterological examinations were offered for poor patients.
Doctors for Benin 2019
From February 18 to February 28, 2019, Bénin Santé realized the project “Doctors for Bénin” for the third time in the Clinique les Archanges in Agblangandan, Bénin. During this time, two Czech surgeons with the support of a Czech anesthetist performed operations for a total of 64 poor patients. Gastroenterological examinations were offered during the same period. See a report in French here:
Doctors for Benin 2020
Due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemy, the 2020 project was not possible. If the situation permits, the project will continue in 2021.