Vilhjalmur (Bill) Finsen

When did you stay at Masanga?
March 24 to April 13, 2013

What was your motivation for going to Masanga?
It would be nice to be able to do something useful in the third world.

What was your first meeting with Masanga like?
It was not a shock, but it was definitely different from Norway!

What were your main duties while at the hospital?
Teaching orthopaedic surgery, mainly conservative fracture treatment, to the STP students. I also performed a few surgeries.

What have you learned from this experience?
The problems of the third world are not as easy to solve as one might think.

What is your advice to others that are thinking about going to Sierra Leone and Masanga?