Background and activities


My research is about scalable solutions to increase access to surgical services in low-income countries. In 2010, I established CapaCare, an organization offering medical training in areas lacking this competence. CapaCare has been active in Sierra Leone since 2010 and has extensive cooperation with NTNU, which in turn cooperates with other academic centers in Europe. We implement and test new ways to conduct surgical training and surgical service delivery in areas with little resources, we evaluate the effect and safety of task-sharing in surgery and obstetrics.

We have also examined how and if surgical procedures can be an indicator of a health system during major disasters, such as the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014-16.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications