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GEO is a 501-C3 non-profit humanitarian organization that aims to prevent avoidable deafness and death from ear disease in developing countries by advancing knowledge in the field of Otology through the hands on training of doctors

In the developing world we save lives, in the developed world we improve the quality of life!

“Our Reach
Improving lives and the standard of care. The map below displays countries across the globe that we have impacted.

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GEO Andean Otosclerosis Course
Quito, Ecuador
From December 7-10, 2017, Dr. Jose LeTort from Quito, Ecuador will host both GEO and Dr. Wilkinson from the House Ear Clinic for a combined workshop on Otosclerosis. Participants will receive comprehensive training on the basics and as well be exposed to live stapes surgery.

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18th Peruvian Temporal Bone Course
LIMA, Peru

In 2008, Global ENT Outreach embarked on a project to build the first temporal bone lab for teaching purposes in Lima Peru. In collaboration with Dr. Rosa Ampuero of the University of San Marcos, in Lima, Peru, this project was developed. The course is now in its 18th session and as drawn physicians from Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Ecuador. Basic surgical anatomy and operative procedures of the middle ear are taught, with instruction in the laboratory and live surgery.

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ORL Paraguay Foundation

ASUNCION, Paraguay


Dr. Terry Liu of Asuncion, Paraguay, has put his vision of improving education to work in Paraguay, with the formation of ORL Paraguay. The foundation in collaboration with the Hospital Clinicas and CBM of Germany, has developed a temporal bone lab and will work with residents training them in ear anatomy. The foundation will also reach out to those with ear disorders who are limited economically.

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Ukraine Otology Foundation
IVANO-FRANKOVISK, Ukraine


Ukraine is a country hampered by war in it’s Eastern region, however in the West, a progressive young physician, Dr. Roman Fishchuk, has been able to develop “The Hearing Center” and in the future a surgical practice which will treat ear disease. The hearing center has full capabilities of audiologic diagnostic services and it is the only center of its kind outside of the Kiev, the capital. In Ukraine the hammer and chisel are still used as one of its methods in performing ear surgery. Aside from this antiquated method, most of the healthcare system follows the old Soviet style. The challenges are enormous, however due to great determination of the younger generation, changes are underway.

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BRITISH GEO Otology Team In Northern Ethiopia
MEKELLE, Ethiopia

In Northern Ethiopia, the British GEO team in collaboration with the University of Ethiopia Mekalle, is providing surgical training and program development to the new ENT Department. Other GEO partners from Italy, Spain, and the USA will all join to help support this initiative.

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Cuban Otology Seminar
HAVANA, Cuba


In November 2018, GEO will collaborate with Cuban colleagues Dr. Antonio Paz and Dr. Fidel Escobar to host an Otology Seminar for Cuban ENT. The course will be held in Havana, Cuba. Dr. Nadia Caballero, a Cuban-born Otolaryngologist who practices in Chicago, IL, will help coordinate this program. Dr. Caballero, who is in the GEO Advisory Board, sub-specializes in Rhinology and has worked with GEO this year launching the “Bring FESS to Cuba Project” and organizing the first Rhinologic course for Cuban Otolaryngologists. Dr. Caballero and GEO have joined forces with the common goal of advancing subspecialty Otolaryngologic care in Cuba. GEO is committed to continuing collaboration with Cuban Otolaryngologists to advance education in medicine.



2018

Ukraine January
Marshall Islands February
Paraguay April
Peru May
Dominican Republic May
Ethiopia
Bolivia August


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