This was the first time we had this fracture course in Masanga Hospital: a group of surgical students were trained in external fixation for bone fractures. A very important skill because road traffic accidents resulting in open fractures are seen daily here.  Wouter ten Cate (trauma surgeon) and Pim Bongers (AIGT and surgeon in training) from ZGT Almelo gave a successful training and plans were made for the future. With the new Emergency Unit, Masanga Hospital is aiming to become a trauma centre, so more training in trauma care is needed. To be continued!