Gostar foundation

Gostar foundation is headed by Dr Jorg Peltzer, it was founded in 2006. Dr Peltzer has worked in South -Western Ethiopia and was inspired to work with Jimma University to establish a trauma centre.
 Our objectives are Conservative and operative fracture care of all kinds of trauma in patients
 Dealing with soft tissue problems, for example, osteomyelitis and infection of soft tissue& bones with operative treatment and muscle flaps.
 Quality control in Orthopaedic care
 Introduction of Orthopaedic residency programme
 Rehabilitation and prosthetic support

• Our vision is for Jimma University to become the centre for Orthopaedic trauma patients and the leading service provider for excellency in treatment, training and teaching of over 25million people in South -Western Ethiopia/Oromia region.
• To make the Prosthetic and Orthopaedic centre functional again and produce prosthetics to cater for Jimma and its surrounding areas.
The Gostar foundation is headed by Dr Jorg Peltzer and consists of at least four other board members who are Dr Reto Babst, Hugo Herzog, and Olivier Wilemin. The head office is based in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The focal people in Jimma are the Chief executive officer, Institute of Health Jimma University, Dr Elias Ali and the Clinical director, Dr Fetiya Awol.
The Gostar project co-ordinator is Tatenda Mutema.