The NED coordinator for this project is:





Dr. Aamer Malik Khan
Traumatologist and Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Malik is an experienced orthopedic surgeon in adult reconstructive surgery. He holds a teaching position at the Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor (HUSC) in Barcelona (Spain) as the academic tutor for residents in orthopedic surgery. His clinical focus is corrective surgery of the lower limb through arthroscopy, primary partial and total joint replacement, and complex revision procedures. He is Chief of the Hip Unit of the department of orthopedics at HUSC. He undertook Orthopedic Residency at the Vall D’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and thereafter has undertaken fellowships in the USA (Hospital for Special Surgery, NY and Dorr Arthritis Institute, LA) and Australia (Joondalup Health Campus, Perth).

Dr. Malik has always been deeply implicated in international development through medical and surgical education, and in social projects for the eradication of poverty. He has undertaken Orthopedic education and surgical work camps on multiple occasions in Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zanzibar. His voluntary work is channeled professionally through two non-governmental charity organizations. Firstly and mainly with the Neurosurgery Education and Development (NED) Foundation of Spain, as coordinator of the NED Orthopedics program for Orthopedic Education and Development, with the support of the Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor. For this work he is an international fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Central and South Africa (COSECSA) and is an Adjunct lecturer in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Nairobi (UoN). He undertakes two surgical education projects a year at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Stone in Zanzibar and coordinates fellow and resident training with Kenyatta National Hospital, University of Nairobi and the NED Foundation. He has undertaken 13 voluntary orthopedic surgical campaigns over the last 10 years and has a program for fellow and resident training for Africa in Barcelona with the support of the NED Foundation. He is also an active member of the Operation Walk Foundation, USA, after his mentoring under Dr Lawrence Dorr while undertaking his fellowship in Joint replacement in Los Angeles, USA.



The journey of collaborating and integrating trauma into the NED Foundation has begun.

With the first missions in Zanzibar, where many patients were seen and surgery was performed in the most urgent cases, it’s time to assess the needs so that we can develop our work under the best possible conditions.

For future missions, the main priority is to carry out ongoing work and organize missions every three months with at least one team made up of an orthopedic surgeon and nurse.

In addition to resolving some pathologies, we intend to teach and educate so as to correct some of the most common deformities in less developed countries.

Instrumentation is required to perform surgery. It is essential to have osteosynthesis supplies (plates and screws), storage containers, sterilization, and instruments for placement (drilling motors, bits, screwdrivers, grids …)

Dressing materials and immobilization (bandages and plaster) and orthopedic equipment (crutches and a wheelchair) are also needed.

The first knee arthroscopy was performed in Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, and we will need teaching material for this type of surgery in Zanzibar and possibly in Mombasa.

The NED coordinator for this project is:


Dr. José Ramón Perez del Valle

Traumatology coordinator