Thank you Daniel and Martelien
In the fall of 2018, Daniel Van Leerdam and Martelien Grootjans left us after more than 2 1/2 years as CapaCares program coordinators in Sierra Leone. Together they have had [...]
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“The jungle-doctor”
Since its infancy CapaCares surgical training program in Sierra Leone has worked closely with Masanga Teaching Hospital. All the initial training of our students are conducted here and so are [...]
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New program coordinator Wouter Nolet
  In the fall of 2018, 31 year old Wouter Nolet from Holland replaced Daniel Van Leerdam as CapaCare´s Program Coordinator in Sierra Leone. Wouter is a dutch medical doctor [...]
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Task-sharing and outcome of caesarean sections
Many countries lack sufficient medical doctors to provide safe and affordable surgical and emergency obstetric care. Task-sharing with associate clinicians and mid-level health workers has been suggested as a strategy [...]
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Amarah Conteh
Alongside Emmanuel Tommy, Amarah Conteh was one of the first two students to enroll in CapaCares surgical training program. The teaching of surgical skills to others than doctors was controversial, but their performance [...]
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Surgery in the time of Ebola
The West-African Ebola virus outbreak in 2014-1015, claimed more than 11.000 lives and infected almost 29.000. During a few months in 2014, the weak and fragile health systems in Guinea, [...]
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Pastor, principal and surgical assistant
The definition of resourceful is the ability to overcome problems or to make do with what is available to create a solution. Surgical Assistant Community Health Officer(SACHO) Mohamed Kamara is [...]
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Surgical mapping in Liberia
Understanding a country´s baseline operative actors and capacity is critical to improving the quality of healthcare services and outcomes. CapaCare have long been in discussion with stakeholders in Liberia regarding [...]
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9th annual HBIOMED symposium
On the 17th of October the Sierra Leone Health and Biomedical Research Association(HBIOMED) hosted the 9th annual research symposium in Freetown. The three day event started with a workshop targeting [...]
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In memory of Christopher Sandi
On the evening of August 30th our dear friend and colleague Christopher Sandi drew his last breath in Masanga Hospital. He was only a month short of graduating the Surgical [...]
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