Women of CapaCare

Based on figures by the Lancet Commission on global surgery, under a best case scenario of equal distribution there are only around three female surgeons for every one million people in low-income countries. Enrollment of women in medical schools in low and middle income countries has traditionally been low. This disproportionately affects the number of […]

STP-students class of October 2016

On the 3rd of October we welcomed seven new STP-students to our programme. They will begin their basic surgery training at Masanga, before being placed at one of our partner hospitals around the country. This year they are all community health officers and graduates of Njala University. Get to know three of them better below; […]

Professor Christopher B. Lynch visits Masanga

About a year ago, Alpha, one of our STP graduates, contacted Professor Christopher Balogun Lynch after a successful uterine tamponade procedure using a B-lynch suture. Alpha grew up in the same village in Sierra Leone as Professor B-Lynch. Perhaps one of the reasons why he received a message back with appreciation for his work. A mail […]

Daniel van Leerdam – New international coordinator

Could you tell us a little bit about your background? My name is Daniel. I’m a tropical doctor from the Netherlands. The specialization into tropical doctor, which -as far as I know- only exists in the Netherlands, takes three years and is focused on providing the medical doctor with the skills needed to be working […]

Global Health student revisits Massanga

Lone Brink Rasmussen is completing her Masters in Global Health at the University of Copenhagen and is writing her thesis on health system strengthening methods in collaboration with CapaCare. Back in 2013 she was a volunteer for the Massanga hospital rehabilitation project and spent six moths as the health education project coordinator at the newly […]

Capacare – Hvem er vi?

Kyrre Nergaard  Capacare har gjennom årene knyttet til seg en rekke erfarne helseabeidere som har delt med oss sin tid og ekspertise. Kyrre Nergaard er til daglig anestesisykepleier ved St.Olavs hospital i Trondheim. Han har tidligere deltatt i Helsedirektoratets ebola-response i Sierra Leone og kom i desember 2015 hjem fra sitt tredje opphold ved Massanga […]

CapaCare recieves grant from Lions Club

Lions Club was one of CapaCare´s first major donors and instrumental to the start of the program back in 2011. Since then the surgical training program has received annual contributions from local clubs in Norway. The generosity of local Lions Clubs and  Lions International has now abled us to purchase a new car. Our trainers, […]

What Sierra Leone was lacking…

If anybody ever asked me why I chose a medical profession, and to enter Capacare´s surgical training program, I will answer simply “to save lives”. Working and training at Masanga hospital, I was recently reminded of what this means, and why I was motivated to choose surgery. I was treating a pregnant woman in her […]

«My first day, my first bite»

What we now is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. Therefore knowing is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough we must do. As i am in the surgical training program (STP) with all my will to know, and learn how to do. It is always an amazing thing to […]