Mr Naveen Cavale treats victims of the Gaza War

As part of a team of British doctors from London’s King’s College Hospital Naveen has recently returned from Gaza where he has set up a programme for advanced limb reconstruction for victims of war injuries. He had ever been to the Middle East before, let alone a conflict zone. The previous week, worlds away in the brightly lit and warm yellow of one of King’s operating theatres during a routine procedure, a Nelly Furtado song playing on a radio in the background, plastic reconstruction surgeon Dr Naveen considered the trip ahead. “I’m terrified of leaving behind my wife and two small children. But I want to do something like this. Someone with the skills that I’ve been trained with, working in a state-of-the-art facility like King’s, ought to be able to transfer these to a place that needs it like Gaza.”