Surgical Training

Virtual Integrated Surgical Training Academy (vista)

Libya has some excellent surgeons, many of whom trained overseas. However, years of isolation combined with the need for new skills required by the crisis has left them ill-equipped for the future. To share new techniques and knowledge, World for Libya has created an educational programme that will allow senior UK and international surgeons to interact on a weekly basis over an online training platform.

Applying the first-hand experience gained both in surgery and teaching during his time in Misrata, World for Libya Trustee Dr. David Nott will lead this programme, creating an electronic learning environment allowing surgeons from abroad to train Libyan doctors. is virtual integrated surgical training academy (VISTA) would involve weekly interactive video lectures, an online library of surgical techniques including visual media, and 24/7 on-call advice to international consultants.