Non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 2004 under the High patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, CAAP Afrika (Cooperative Aura Abla Poku – the name of an African queen from the XVIII century who saved its people by sacrificing her own son) works towards training and sustainable health development in Africa.
It aims to train surgeons in the most disadvantaged countries and the least represented specialties. Moreover, it aims to provide its expertise in the surgery field, both in Senegal and Niger.
Its philosophy is based on harmonizing short-term and long-term objectives and on small concrete actions that should gradually bring the countries concerned to provide for the needs of their own people, particularly on orthopedic surgery.
“…A lot remains to be done and it is unacceptable that poverty, hunger and diseases continue to afflict so many regions of the world and in particular, Africa…” HSH Prince Albert II declared during his speech at the 60th UN Summit in New York in 2005.