Category health

Success Story from the Gambia: Yahya Kandeh Supports Youths and Community Health

Yahya Kandeh was born on the 29th of April, 1984. He was raised in Cha Kunda, a village in the Central River Region of The Gambia with his two older brothers, sister, and one young brother and two sisters from his father’s second wife. Even though his parents valued education, they like many others in […]

Success Story from Namibia: Onesmus Shoombe is Supporting Healthcare Systems and Community Projects

Onesmus “Jnr Kannase” H. Shoombe was born in 1983 in Okahala village in northern Namibia. He grew up with his parents and four sisters and attributes much of who he is today, in terms of his character, values, and lessons learned to his parents’ influence. As a youngster he found it a challenge to walk […]

Success Story from South Africa: Sinazo Didiza Advocates for Females’ Reproductive Health Rights

Sinazo “Qaqamba” Didiza was born to a teenage mother in September 1989 in Mthatha, a town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Like many teenagers who give birth out of wedlock Sinazo’s mother was unable to raise a child and finish her studies. Nonetheless, she strongly encouraged Sinazo to get an education. Funds […]

Success Story from Ghana: Dr. Francis Amedahe brings Healthcare to 10,000 Villagers

Francis Kodzo Amedahe was born in the village of Kpoeta in Ghana’s southeastern Volta Region in 1953. Unlike most from his village he had the opportunity to receive an advanced education, including a Bachelor of Education (1984) and Master of Education (1989) from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana, and a doctoral degree […]

Success Story from Ghana: Dr. Boachie-Adjei’s Orthopedic Hospital

Oheneba Boachie-Adjei was born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1950. Oheneba fell gravely ill when he was only six years old. He was cured by a locally-born, Western-trained physician and vowed that he too would dedicate his life to saving others. He emigrated from Ghana to the USA in the early 1970s as a 21-year old […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Dr. Seyi Oyesola’s “Hospital in a Box”

Seyi Oyesola was born in Nigeria, but spent much of his childhood growing up in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA. After graduating from high school in 1975, Mr. Oyesola returned to Nigeria and obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree and, in 1986, his Medical Degree from the University of Lagos. In Nigeria Mr. Oyesola was […]

Success Story from Sudan: Dr. Donald Hopkins’ Guinea Worm Disease Eradication Efforts

Donald Hopkins was born in 1941 in Miami, Florida in the USA. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Morehouse College, a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago. In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) near Atlanta, Georgia in the USA began […]