As a resident at an internally displaced camp, witnessed many people including family members suffer from malnutrition and preventable illnesses such as diarrhea and typhoid due to lack of proper nutrition and proper health services. These experiences motivated me to become a doctor where I can help the vulnerable in society specially children.
To pursue my dream, I started at the University of Juba in Khartoum in 2003 and completed my medical studies in 2010. I jointed The Healing Kadi Foundation because its model of health care delivery is sustainable because it requires participation from the community. The patients are made aware on the significance of their contribution for continued delivery of medical services to the community. At the Marilyn Miller Memorial Clinic, during the patient visit we empower them with medical counselling to better take care of themselves and their families.
When construction of the Pediatric Hospital is complete, the medical team in Kajo Keji, South Sudan will be able to address medical conditions that contribute to early child deaths in South Sudan and the surrounding areas. The hospital will not only be the largest employer for the community and South Sudan, but it will also be a facility for training medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, clinical officers, and laboratory technicians. The ability to locally train medical personnel in a modern facility under the supervision of qualified experts will greatly contribute to the delivery of sustainable medical services in South Sudan.