Our teams provide surgery and anaesthesia, capacity building and training. Hernia International has served communities in the following 23 countries: West Africa (Gambia, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal), East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), Middle & Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe), Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan), Southeast Asia (Cambodia), Central Asia (Mongolia), South America (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru), Central America (Guatemala, Haiti), Eastern Europe (Moldova).
During a lifetime 1-in-4 men suffer a groin hernia. Due to lack of healthcare in low- and middle-income countries, hernias do not get treated. In subSaharan Africa alone there are an estimated 6.3 million untreated inguinal hernias.