The Australian orthopaedic surgeon Professor Munjed Al Muderis has been made an Ambassador of the Ukrainian charity UNBROKEN.
Based in Lviv, UNBROKEN is an initiative of First Medical Association of Lviv providing qualified medical help to more than five thousand Ukrainians affected by the hostilities.
At the end of 2022, Professor Al Muderis and a team of Australian doctors performed more than 20 extremely complex limb reconstructions and prosthetics operations at the hospital of the First Medical Association of Lviv. At the end of February, the leading surgeon joined the team of ambassadors of the UNBROKEN project.
Every week, wounded patients are transported from front-line hospitals by evacuation trains and ambulances. Treatment of the war-affected Ukrainians takes place within the framework of the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Centre, a unique place where adults and children affected by the war can receive comprehensive qualified medical care.
It includes reconstructive surgery, orthopaedics and robotic prosthetics. Here, prostheses are not only fitted but also manufactured. In addition, the centre provides physical, psychological, and psychosocial rehabilitation of injured military and civilians.
Commenting on the appointment, Professor Al Muderis said: “I am incredibly humbled by this honour. We have met some incredible people in Ukraine, from patients to the medical teams and all the people who worked tirelessly to ensure we were safe and best equipped to help as many people as possible in the time available. We will return later in the year.”
For more information on the appointment, the UNBROKEN project and how you can support it, go to: https://unbroken.org.ua/news/australian-orthopedic-surgeon-al-muderis-became-the-ambassador-of-the-unbroken-project