Enrique Steiger, a cosmetic surgeon based in Switzerland — who is well-known in celebrity circles in Hollywood — recounts his amazing adventure in Rwanda, where he performs life-saving trauma surgery on local people who are not offered the same emergency medical treatment that is available to troops.
After his plane was shot at trying to land in the war-torn nation, Steiger eventually went through Burundi to get inside Rwanda. A Cosmetic Surgeon’s Double Life:
Steiger was not unprepared for the task, as he had experience treating trauma and burns victims before he began doing facelifts.
A chance opportunity then led him to take a post as a doctor with the UN in Namibia.
And after that he went to Angola, where he treated casualties on the front line during the civil war.
When Outlook’s Lucy Ash spoke to Dr Steiger from Zurich, he described how a trip to Rwanda at the height of the genocide in 1994 showed him the true horror of his work out there.
The best part of the report is the accompanying video, in which Steiger recalls the whole trip in vivid detail.