Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopedic Program

In 2007, Drs. Peter O’Brien, Piotr Blachut and Trevor Stone, three orthopaedic surgeons from the UBC Department of Orthopaedics, were invited to visit Uganda to investigate the emerging health crisis of traumatic injuries.  A year later, the UBC Faculty of Medicine and Makerere University established a formal partnership call the Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopaedic Program (USTOP) to reduce the human suffering, disability and poverty caused by traumatic injuries in Uganda.