Dr Atul Gawande is a man of many parts. A second-generation NRI, the Boston-based surgeon and Harvard professor is a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant recipient and also now a very highly rated writer, published in many of America's leading magazines, including the New Yorker. His new book, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (review on next page), has been hailed as a masterpiece, winning rave reviews both in the US and UK. In an exclusive interview with Ashish Kumar Sen, he talks about his experiences working in India, and his impressions of Indian doctors.
Despite the many challenges facing the continent, “Africa is not … defined by poverty, misery and violence,” said Félix Tshisekedi, the chairperson of the African Union (AU). “Our continent is also defined by opportunities.”