From underground hospitals in Syria to training in Gaziantep

For the first time, we delivered two surgical training courses over a four-week period in different countries. Our latest course was for Syrian…

Mosul to Manchester: Our war surgery training in practice

Dr Moez Zeiton is one of our surgical trainers. As a humanitarian surgeon, Moez has witnessed the realities of war, but never expected to see similar…

How we rose to the challenge of COVID-19

The coronavirus impacted our ability to deliver the in-person training we are internationally known for. Despite this challenge, we found new and…

David reflects on his latest mission in Ukraine

Our Co-Founder David Nott recently travelled to Ukraine with UOSSM International, performing life-changing surgeries and offering guidance to doctors…

We translated our war surgery training into Ukrainian

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we turned our life-saving course into a condensed recording and translated it into Ukrainian. We now…

Training in Somaliland with ‘A Woman of Firsts’

In March 2022, we were honoured to train 34 healthcare workers in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Here, our CEO Elly Nott shares how this HEST course came to…

A lasting legacy in hospitals across Somaliland

Michael Odesoji, Surgical Nurse at St Mary’s Hospital, attended his first HEST course as Nurse Lead in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Here, Michael shares the…

A mission to reach every healthcare professional in Ukraine

In response to the Ukrainian crisis, our Co-Founder David Nott and Former Consultant Surgeon at St George’s Hospital Henry Marsh delivered a 12-hour…

War doctors should consider controlling blood loss with surgery and limiting blood transfusion

Trauma surgeons should consider surgically-controlling severe blood loss and limiting the amount of blood transfusion, according to a Lancet research…

Two war doctors, one family

On day one of our HEST course in Erbil, Iraq, our Chief Executive Elly Nott had the pleasure of meeting two participants from Mosul. Together, Dr…

We rapidly delivered war surgery training to 573 doctors in Ukraine

In response to the Ukrainian crisis, our Co-Founder David Nott and Former Consultant Surgeon at St George’s Hospital Henry Marsh joined forces to…

Dr Rebekka Troller, from student to war doctor trainer

Dr Rebekka Troller, Colorectal Robotic Fellow and Emergency and General Surgery Consultant at Medway Hospital NHS, is one of our talented trainers.…