Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Last year, thanks to many of you we were able to raise over $10,000 toward the OTA Humanitarian Scholarship Campaign and award two $5,000 humanitarian scholarships to doctors from Tanzania and Uganda. Our goal is to provide two scholarships annually to “Train the Trainer.”
We are asking for your support again for the 2019 Humanitarian Scholarship Campaign. If you have a passion for humanitarian efforts your contribution will help provide funds for qualifying orthopaedic surgeons from low/mid income countries to attend the OTA Annual Meeting, provide room and board, travel and the opportunity to participate in an observership at a U.S. Institution with an OTA member serving as a mentor during the visit.
Most of us are fortunate to have outstanding educational opportunities, training, research and access to state-of-the-art medical resources and hospitals. It is because of these opportunities we consistently improve patient care. But as you know there are many young surgeons in low-middle income countries who do not have the same opportunities and resources. If you haven’t already, can you contribute $25, $50 or $100 or more to the campaign? Your contribution matters no matter what amount you can provide. Thank you.
Easy ways to donate:
This request is not intended to take support away from your annual contribution to OTA Research and Education but to encourage you to support this humanitarian scholarship fund if you have a passion for humanitarian efforts in addition to your regular contribution to OTA Research & Education. Thank you.
R. Richard Coughlin, MD, MSc, OTA Humanitarian Committee Chair
Cc: Daniel Horwitz, MD, Fund Development Committee Chair
OTA is a 501(c)(3) organization; all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law