8 jan

To my heroes

Amara Conteh

Amara Conteh

Emmanuel Tommy

Emmanuel Tommy

For those of you that have read my blog earlier, you know that I have a big heart for CapaCare and our project in Sierra Leone.

CapaCare is a humanitarian organisation based at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital. Our main task is to educate Clinical Health Officers/Medical doctors in basic life saving surgical procedures. The reason for doing so is that Sierra Leone only have 10 surgeons. At this point I should mention that close to 6 million people live in this beautiful country.
This means that lives are lost every day due to lack of medical and surgical expertise. CapaCare wants to improve this situation by offering 2 years of surgical training to students with a warm heart for their own country.

CapaCare started the Surgical Training Program two years ago. And now the two first candidates are ready to finish their final exams: Emmanuel Lordbrahams Tommy and Amara Conteh. Two young men who have saved many lives already and want to make a difference for the people of Sierra Leone. Hard working men with strong visions. My heroes!

So this time I write in English to honour our great candidates. We are so happy to have had you in our program and so very proud of the surgical skills that you have accomplished.
I wish you the best of luck at your final exams and in your work to save lives of people in Sierra Leone!