The Malaysian Orthopaedic Association (MOA) is reaching out to all the members to help donate towards the MSF Amman reconstructive Surgery hospital. We aim to raise RM30,000 to be donated towards MSF's work to help heal and support the victims of war and violence.
- In 1967, the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association (MOA) was formed with Dr. Abdul Majid Ismail as the first president. Founding members included Dr Selvakumar, Dr M Sivananthan, Dr Kannan Kutty, Dr. Pretam Singh, Dr Balasubramaniam, Dr Balasingam, Dr Mahmood Merican, Dr Mohd Iqbal, Dr Sachdev Singh, Dr Subir Sengupta and Dr K Thambyrajah.
- The first Malaysian Orthopaedic Congress was organized in 1968 and it was attended by a total of sixty delegates from various countries. The main objective of this association is to promote the advancement of science, arts and practice of orthopaedic surgery and allied science as stated in the constitution. With the increasing number of orthopaedic surgeons over the years, the association recognized the need to ensure overall development of our members in various aspects of practice. Many measures have been taken especially over the past few years to provide opportunities to achieve this aim.
About MSF's Reconstructive Surgery Programme (RSP)
The Reconstructive Surgery Programme (RSP) in Amman was established in 2006 to treat people injured in war and unrest. With a high level of surgical expertise, extensive facilities, and a holistic approach to care, the hospital provides a base for MSF to treat patients with complicated injuries - primarily from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine - who could not be treated in their own countries.
The programme was initiated after victims of war in Iraq were unable to access the necessary medical attention needed and has continued due to the ongoing conflicts in the region and the lack of appropriate healthcare facilities in war-torn countries.
- Reconstructive surgery: MSF surgical teams perform highly specialized maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic surgeries for our patients. Due to the complexity of the injuries, they usually need multi-stage complex surgeries over months, and sometimes years.
- Physical rehabilitation: After and in between surgeries, our patients need intensive physiotherapy to help them re-learn how to use the damaged parts of their bodies. Some learn to walk again after months in a wheelchair, while others begin to conduct basic tasks for the first time since their injuries.
- Psychological care: MSF psychologists support our patients throughout their stay. Through counselling and group activities the project provides a uniquely supportive environment to help patients cope with their injuries and the trauma they have experienced.
- Educational support: MSF provides educational support through classes for children undergoing treatment at the RSP to minimise disruption to their education and ease their transition back to school.