Interface Uganda Role: Founder
Job: Surgeon in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
I was born in the West Indies but raised in the New Forest and one of 4 children. Went to the local comprehensive school and then to Birmingham University to study medicine. Whilst at University I was challenged by the huge health needs in the developing countries and the disparity between rich and poor nations. Qualified in 1985 and trained in general surgery during which time I met Sarah. We shared the same interest in working abroad as well as many other interests. We got married 6 months after meeting and moved to Uganda in 1992 to work in a remote rural hospital. We spent 6 years in Uganda during which time we had 3 children. We returned to England in 1998 when I retrained in plastic and reconstructive surgery. I completed my training in 2004 and during this time regularly took teams of medical staff to Uganda to perform reconstructive surgery. I applied to and was accepted by CBM, a German charity, to work with them in Uganda. We returned to Uganda at the end of 2004 to start work based in Kampala.
Andrew and Sarah moved to the Philippines in 2020 to start building a team there to help people needing life-transforming surgery.