• BBC Asian Network Interview – 09.08.17

    I am departing for Cambodia. Yesterday, in a day of manic activity, I was very fortunate to be interviewed by Nomia Iqbal from the BBC Asian Network on my last day in the country. My mind was on packing and the mountain of administration that was awaiting me, but it was great to once again discuss the challenges facing billions of people across the world struggling to access safe surgery.

    My heartfelt gratitude to all those at the BBC who invited me and put the interview together.

    My apologies for posting about three successive radio interviews. This, I am very pleased to say, should be my last for quite some time. Being live on media is not my most natural habitat, I’m glad to be returning to where I belong most.

    I leave you with my best radio face!

  • The Universal Drug of Hope

    Note: Permission to use photograph obtained

    In February 2010, I completed my final ward round and said goodbye to my patients in Haiti just six weeks after a tragic earthquake. This earthquake was a natural disaster so devastating that within a momentary blink, a minute’s tremor and a rumbling collapse, an estimated one-hundred-thousand people lost their lives.

    Amidst the wreckage, hundreds of thousands more were left severely injured, shocked, traumatized and homeless. Haiti, an already impoverished nation, a victim of centuries-long political instability and the frequent rages of vicious typhoons, was now paralyzed from the head down.Read More