Cirujanos en Acción (Surgeons in Action)


Farafenni, Gambia

Opportunity provided by

Hernia International

Aims to provide relief from sickness, and protection and preservation of health, for persons affected by groin and abdominal hernias and residing in low- and middle-income countries.


Teams provide surgery and anesthesia, capacity building and training. To register with Hernia International as a Volunteer, please complete the following form


Farafenni Gambia

Professional designation


Members Needed

Medical Doctor


Healthcare services needed

Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Travel logistics

Visa & Passport

  • Will help apply for visa, if needed


  • Getting the volunteer from the airport to the living facility

Daily Ground Transport

  • Getting the volunteer from the airport to the living facility
  • Paid by organization

Insurance Requirements

  • Requires Participant Travel Insurance


Yellow Fever


Hepatitis B


Hepatitis A








Routine (MMR, DTP, Varicella)


Medical licensing & restrictions

All surgeons in the team will need temporary registration to practice in the host country. This will be arranged by the host institution and you will be required to provide copies of the following documents: (i) Medical Degree Certificate, (ii) Medical Council Registration, (iii) Specialty Certification and (iv) Photo Page of your Passport and (v) brief CV.

Local medical licensing required for MD

Equipment & Supplies

Organization responsibility


Scrubs/Medical Uniform

Additional notes & documents

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