Message in support of the populations affected by the earthquake in the regions of Türkiye and Syria

EFORT Head Office | Rolle, Switzerland, 16 February 2023

The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology EFORT expresses its sympathy and support to all those people affected by the devastating earthquake disaster in the regions of Türkiye and Syria.

Our thoughts also are with physicians, rescue teams and other health professionals deployed in the area, our friends and colleagues of the Turkish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology | Türk Ortopedi Ve Travmatoloji Birligi Dernegi TSOT/TOTBID and the orthopaedic & traumatology community in Syria.

“It is important that we care for all those people who face the untold loss of beloved ones, the destruction of infrastructure and lack of essentials.” declares Prof. Enrique Gomez-Barrena, President of EFORT together with the Board.

We encourage anyone able to offer personal support to do so through their hospitals, national and specialty professional associations and through neutral charitable organisations such as Doctors without Borders and The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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