Mission and philosophy
The aim of the Swiss Spine Foundation is to help train and develop young medical doctors and to treat patients – especially in developing regions such as Myanmar – in the area of spinal diseases. In doing so, the Foundation puts a particular emphasis on the treatment of children with complex spinal deformities and on research in the spinal surgery field. To these ends, a special Spine Fellowship Programme has been established to enable young spine surgeons to gain the practical experience required. The Programme will see a team of Swiss specialists travelling regularly to the regions concerned to treat patients and train new doctors together with the existing local medical staff.