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Rounding up and looking ahead

During this two-week guest play as a blogger, I have provided a patchwork of science, statistics, reports from the field and a lot of my personal experiences and opinions. It has been a relief to vent some of them and I…

Snapshots from the field

Currently, we are undertaking one year follow up of the patients in the trial that compares a mosquito mesh with a commercial mesh in groin hernia surgery. When going to the field, anything can happen. Some days are very effective…

Oh, no! Are we exploiting Africa?

It is so hard to get things right! One might come with the best intentions of doing good but then the host has other ideas. Or the visions you have don’t materialise because the hosts needs where not what you wanted….

Mosquito net – a multi purpose material?

Surgery has been pointed out as a missed low cost opportunity in both South Asia and Africa. The World Bank has identified four priority areas out of which elective interventions for for instance, congenital malformations, cataracts and hernia is one. When people…

Global Surgery

Oh, ghosh. Not another one imposing their priorities on the general public…  Africa is far away and the attention-capacity may be saturated with Ebola, HIV/AIDS and political unrest. And surgery of all things! Isn’t it very costly and time-consuming? The…

Uganda – the Pearl of Africa

By now I have spent a total of about two years in Uganda. Two years is not very much but I am working on it. The country deserves a proper introduction. When appropriate, it will be compared to Sweden. Figures have…