This week, Canadian pediatric surgeon Dr. Jason Howard returned to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to participate in the training of local surgeons in the PCRF’s Pediatric Orthopedic Educational and Training (POET) program. Dr. Howard, who works at Sidra Hospital in Doha, Qatar, has been on several past PCRF missions to Palestine. The goal of this program is to train the local surgeons so they can provide expert pediatric orthopedic care for their own patients. Already we have a young Ramallah surgeon Dr. Mariddi currently in India for training in hand surgery.