Yemen HEST

Hostile Environment Surgical Training

David Nott Foundation ran a HEST course in Aden, Yemen from 10-12 July, 2016. 43 surgeons from hospitals in Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Lawder and Shabwa attended the three-day war surgery training.

David showed the doctors how to treat a variety of complicated war injuries, principally fragmentation and gunshot wounds.  There had been an increase in suicide bomb attacks and bombs placed under cars in recent weeks, causing horrendous blast injuries which David also showed the doctors how to treat.

The Foundation taught the course at the invitation of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as part of their regular training for local doctors and nurses.

David said: “I was thrilled to receive the invitation from MSF to run the HEST course in Yemen and am delighted to say we have had more invitations to run courses from other aid agencies in various countries.  It shows the huge importance of the work we are doing and the very real need for surgical training in war zones.”

Yemen Gallery