Herman Lonnée

When did you stay at Masanga?
February 2012, January 2013 and January 2014

What was your motivation for going to Masanga?
Having been abroad before I became interested by the idea of local “capacity building” rather then patching sores. After hearing about the project I wanted to participate…

What was your first meeting with Masanga like?
Vibrant place with loads of enthousiastic people both locals and expats.

What was your main duties while at the hospital?
Teaching,  assisting with anaesthesia and  postoperative pain management

What have you learned from this experience?
How fast dedicated motivated people can acquire new skills (STP´s)

What is your advice to others that are thinking about going to Sierra Leone and Masanga?
Go with the flow, try to fit in and small adjustments/advice rather then bulldozing “this is the way we do it back home….”