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Every child deserves access to surgery

Kids Operating Room exist to bring safe surgery to every child

1.75 billion children globally cannot get the operations they need because the facilities, resources and knowledge base simply do not exist. Children who break a leg shouldn’t live the rest of their lives in disability. Babies who need a simple 30-minute procedure shouldn’t be left to die. 

Our vision is for a world where every child is treated equally. Our mission is to support local doctors through the provision of training and infrastructure to ensure they can use their incredible talents to care for their nation’s children.


We're installing our first Operating Room in Asia!

We believe that every child, no matter where they're born, deserves access to safe surgery when they need it. No child should spend a lifetime of pain, disability, or even death from a surgically treatable condition.

We're committed to bringing life-saving care closer to home for children living in difficult situations. We're so proud to be installing a state-of-the-art paediatric operating theatre in Kabul, Afghanistan - a country with one of the world's highest infant mortality rates. This facility will save the lives of thousands of children. Find out more below.

Our latest project...

We install and equip children's Operating Rooms in the world's poorest countries

Before After

REAL-LIFE STORIES

We're changing children's lives one operation at a time.

“I cannot explain how the fire spread so fast. She couldn’t even call for help at first.”
 

When Zainabu Haroub Said arrived at the local hospital in her city of Arusha, Tanzania, she had suffered such severe burns that she would spend much of the next in hospital.

READ ZAINABU'S STORY

We put life-saving tools in life-changing hands

"The greatest pain is knowing how to change a child's life, but not having the equipment to do it."

The surgeons we work with have the knowledge and talent to save a child’s life - but not the tools. They are often forced to operate under torchlight using adult-sized instruments or with broken or faulty equipment. That's why we equip the Operating Rooms with more than 3,000 surgical items and specialist equipment based on each hospital's needs.

We train surgical teams to build sustainable healthcare systems

The biggest barrier to safe and timely surgical care is a severe shortage of paediatric surgeons and anaesthesiologists. In Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso we provided the first dedicated paediatric Operating Room in the country. With dedicated theatres to operate, what’s needed are more trained medics with the skills to save lives. 

That's why we work with national College of Surgeons to focus on the training of paediatric surgeons, anaesthetists, and biomedical engineers as well as offer surgical training scholarships for general surgeons to specialise in paediatric care. 

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