When the doctor is out

Sierra Leone used to be the most dangerous place in the world to give birth. Without enough doctors to do C-sections, women and babies were dying. But what if you didn't need a doctor?

This week, the story of two determined surgeons and a no-so radical idea that is saving lives in Sierra Leone — one emergency operation at a time.

You can read more about the non-profit organization the doctors created to fund their training programme at capacare.org

Our guests on today's show are Håkon Bolkan, Alex van Duinen and Emmanuel Tommy.

Here are some of the academic articles discussed in the show:

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