About us

About us.

We organise und conduct surgical missions for our team as well as for volunteering teams. We also conduct educational workshops. One of our major interests is teaching and training of local medical personnel.

Services we provide

The services we provide are as following:

  • Gynecological surgeries including Gynecologic oncology
  • Obstetrics
  • Vescicovaginal and rectovaginal Fistula surgeries
  • General und visceral surgery

Board of Directors

Dr. Diana Joseph
Senior Obstetrician and Gy

Dr. Diana Joseph is a consultant with a specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a co-founder and the Chairwoman of “HISS”. During her residency training Dr. Joseph has completed the common trunk training in general surgery. Dr. Joseph has been co-conducting and participating in surgical campaigns in South Sudan since 2015. These included general surgery, vesico-vaginal and recto-vaginal fistula campaigns as well as gynecological campaigns.

Dr. Carsten Seeschaaf
General Practitioner

Dr. Carsten Seeschaaf is a senior resident in general medicine. He is a co-founder and the Vice Chairman of HISS.

Our supporting medical Professionals

Dr. Franklin Danki Sillong
Urologist and fistula Surgeon

Dr. Franklin Danki Sillong is a specialist for Urology. Dr. Sillong worked as a senior doctor in Leipzig, Germany for many years. He than moved back to Cameroon, where he developed and is now head of what has now become one of Cameroon’s largest urological hospitals.

Since 2018 Dr. Sillong has been launching fistula campaigns in South Sudan on a regular basis. The people of South Sudan is benefitting greatly from his extra ordinary expertise. We are very grateful for his excellent work and looking forward for more mutual work in future.

Dr. Thilo Schwalenberg
Urologist and fistula Surgeon General and Visceral Surgeon

Dr. Thilo Schwalenberg has a specialization in Urology as well as general and visceral surgery. Dr. Schwalenberg worked for many years as a senior doctor at a teaching hospital in Leipzig, Germany. He later on moved to Berlin, where he is currently based. With his great expertise Dr. Schwalenberg has helped developed a urological hospital in Cameroon, which has now become one of the largest in the country. In 2018 Dr. Schwalenberg participated in one of our big fistula campaigns in Wau, South Sudan. We are looking forward to more mutual work with him in the future.

Dr. Martin Frank
Senior Consultant for Maternal Health, Gynaecological Surgery and Education,

Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (DTMPH)
Diploma in Education

Dr. Frank has been active as a charity worker in Madagascar for years now. His colleagues and him conduct workshops for midwives on Site on a regular basis to help train the local midwives. Find more information please visit their Website (https://fanajana.de/). We are very grateful for his support and we look forward to working with him in South Sudan as planned.

Ms. Agnes Kivumbi
Former field coordinator
Senior Mobile TB Officer
Anaesthetist/Senior Midwife

Ms. Agnes Kivumbi is an Anaesthetist and a Senior Midwife. She is also a Senior Mobile TB Officer and a former field coordinator. Ms. Kivumbi has been a health aid worker in South Sudan for the past years. She has been supporting us and participating in many of our projects since 2015.