The Pediatric Orthopedic and Educational Training (POET) Program

In 2014, the PCRF set up the POET program at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to train local surgeons in pediatric orthopedic surgery through visiting specialists, training abroad, medical equipment and the treatment of complex patients.

Meet Our Volunteer Doctors From All Over the World Who Make This Project Work

In 2013, under the leadership of two American pediatric orthopedic surgeons, Prof. Hugh Watts and Dr. Anna Cuomo, the PCRF began recruiting volunteers from all over the world to provide pediatric orthopedic surgery on needy patients while providing lectures,  workshops, and clinical training in such needed areas as the treatment of club feet, congenital hip dislocation, hand surgery and trauma care.  The goal of the POET program is to build up local capacity in Palestine so children with orthopedic deformities can be treated adequately by highly skilled local surgeons and to reduce the referral of patients abroad or out of the public system.  

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This program is to  help build up local capacity in Palestine so children with orthopedic deformities, can be treated adequately.

Latest on POET Program


American Hand Surgery Team Volunteers in Palestine

During the first week of December, a four-member team of volunteers from...


PCRF Sponsors Orthopedic Conference in Palestine

On October 27th, the PCRF sponsored a Pediatric limb deficiency symposium held...


Orthopedic Surgeon Returns to Palestine

This week, Dr. Anna Cuomo, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from the University...


American Medical Mission Returns to Help Children

On September 25, a three-member team of doctors from the USA returned to...


Canadian Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Help Train Locals

This week, Canadian pediatric surgeon Dr. Jason Howard returned to the Palestine...


Palestinian Surgeon Starts Training in India

On July 15, Dr. Abdul Rahman Marridi, an orthopedic surgeon from Ramallah,...

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