Dr Andrew Hodges

Interface Uganda Role: Founder
Job: Surgeon for Interface Uganda

picture-4I 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.