Second Week, First Namibian Mission

Equino cavus "toe walker"
deformity prior to surgery.

We completed the operative portion of our Namibian mission on Wednesday, June 20. In total, we operated on 18 patients, most of whom had complex foot and ankle deformities. Of the 18 patients, 10 required procedures on on both feet.

Following the day's surgeries, the team was invited to meet with the Namibian First Lady. Penehupifo Pohamba, the wife of President Hifikepunye Pohamba, thanked us and expressed her gratitude to the team and the change of life we have brought to our Namibian patients.

The IEP team with Namibian First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba.

At the meeting with the First Lady, the International Extremity Project (IEP) team donated power equipment and bone-fixation devices to the Namibian Ministry of Health.

Tonight we are participating in an educational seminar with the Namibia Medical Society. IEP's Dr. Meir Nyska will present a continuing medical education seminar on ankle sprains to local medical professionals and students.

We'll spend tomorrow following up with patients we worked with over the last two weeks.

Jenni Lehnert, RN, conferring with local nurses.

First Lady Pohamba with
Lex and Logan Lehnert.