Dr Goran Jovic
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From Serbia to Zambia: A plastic surgeon's odyssey

Burns are a leading cause of death and disfigurement in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 300,000 people die each year from burns - the vast majority of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For those who survive, even fairly minor burn injuries can needlessly cause permanent disabilities.

But in Zambia, there is one man who has spent the last two decades helping burns survivors to recover and lead normal lives. He has done so with the support of ReSurge International.

Dr Goran Jovic fled the war in his native Serbia in the late 1990s and is Zambia's only reconstructive plastic surgeon, serving the country's 14.5 million people.

BBC Africa's Meluse Kapatamoyo went to see him at work in the capital, Lusaka.

  • 11 Jun 2015
  • From the section Africa