Neurosurgeon John Jabang (center, in dark blue scrubs) and his team operate on 2-week-old Biafa Ceesay, who was born with spina bifida. Carlos Fuentes, a physician on loan from Cuba (dressed in green scrubs), is the only anesthesiologist in Gambia. Most anesthesia in the country is administered by nurses.

Neurosurgeon John Jabang (center, in dark blue scrubs) and his team operate on 2-week-old Biafa Ceesay, who was born with spina bifida. Carlos Fuentes, a physician on loan from Cuba (dressed in green scrubs), is the only anesthesiologist in Gambia. Most anesthesia in the country is administered by nurses.