Dr Benson Harrison at RCSI main building in Dublin. Photo: RCSI_COSECSA.
On the 14th of February, Dr Benson Harrison Lyimo, general surgeon at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Tanzania, received the Gerald O’Sullivan medal, awarded to the top of the class of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Fellowship exams.
Behind every academic paper there is a story. A story that motivates people to want to know more about, and better understand a specific reality. SURG-Africa is working with Dr Bip Nandi and his team on their study on how consent forms for surgical procedures are understood by patients in Malawi. Taking advantage of meeting at the 20th COSECSA Scientific Conference & AGM last December in Kampala, we decided to ask him a few questions about his research so far.