A hospital—and hope—for poor South Africans

By Peter Pollack

Winner of 2002 Humanitarian Award continues his efforts in the Transkei

Many orthopaedic surgeons donate large amounts of their time, but few choose to undertake the lifelong commitment to assisting those in an underdeveloped region that Charles C.P. “Chris” McConnachie, MD, has. Winner of the 2002 AAOS Humanitarian Award, Dr. McConnachie has spent the better part of his professional life working in a part of South Africa known as the Transkei—a region in the Eastern Cape province originally set aside as a homeland for black South Africans under the apartheid system.

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