In December 2013, the NuVasive Spine Foundation™ (NSF) completed its final direct mission trip of the year to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi, Kenya.

As the year closed, the NSF had treated more than 90 patients in need across Eastern

(Left to Right) Pitchou Malaba, Dr. Acosta, Dr. Harper, Dave Wells, and Caleb Granger.

(Left to Right) Pitchou Malaba, Dr. Acosta, Dr. Harper, Dave Wells, and Caleb Granger.

Africa with exceeding expectations by treating more than 80 patients at KNH.

The NSF would like to extend a BIG thank you to the December surgical mission team which included: Dr. Harper, Dr. Acosta, Coalition Spine Specialist Dave Wells, and NuVasive® Area Business Manager Caleb Granger, for their time and generosity.

“I was honored to be a part of the recent mission trip to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where the NSF has made outstanding progress on treating spinal patients,” said Coalition Spine Specialist Dave Wells. “I love that the NSF is building a sustainable way for the people of Kenya to receive the care they desperately need for debilitating spine issues. Before the NSF started their work at KNH, the area of spine was not being treated. Now, with the same residents working with the NSF, Kenyan surgeons can treat a significant amount of spinal patients. I wish the surgeons, staff, and the NSF the very best.” – Dave Wells