The Lancet journal has eulogised the late Prof. Hassan saidi, former Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of African Surgery.
The eulogy highlights his contribution in the several areas including the Annals of African Surgery journal.
Hassan helped revive the Surgical Society of Kenya, serving as its Chairman from 2013 to 2015, and was the driving force behind the launch of the Annals of African Surgery, the Society’s journal. Ojuka said he questioned Hassan’s decision to start the journal, wondering whether regional doctors would be willing to contribute. But he said Hassan was convinced they would take advantage of the opportunity to share their research. It turned out, Ojuka said, Hassan was right. The biannual publication has been running since 2007 and Hassan remained its Editor in Chief until his death. “He was instrumental in growing it to one of the continent’s premier surgical reads”, said Associate Editor James Kigera. “He worked hard towards indexing of the journal and was instrumental in having the journal join the African Journal Partnership Program, which has helped grow its profile.”