16 November 2012

Gambian Urologist Meets President Jammeh

Professor James N'Dow, a renowned Gambian-born Urologist based in Scotland yesterday met the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh at his office in State House, Banjul.

Speaking to journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Gambian leader, Prof. N'Dow said he was at the presidency to brief him [President Jammeh] about a hospital project to be set up in The Gambia as a centre of excellence that will not only serve Gambia but also other countries in the sub-region.

"I am delighted to say that President Jammeh has hugely supported this project and I am very grateful to him. I am a Gambian educated here and went to study at the Aberdeen University in Scotland and I am delighted with the opportunities I have had to discuss with President Jammeh," he said.

The renowned Gambian Urologist who said he has been coming to the country to for the past ten years to undertake work at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, disclosed that has treated some people in The Gambia and is working with the government to support strengthening the health sector.

"We have been coming over the past years to work in the RVTH on a charitable basis and we did that three to four weeks a year. This all started by George Fowlis, who encouraged us to come. We have supported in many ways and for those we have treated benefited from this offer. We are doing this to contribute more meaningfully to the health system," he added.

Who is Prof. James N'Dow?

He is a Gambian and a professor of Urological Survey and director of the internationally recognised academic Urology Unit in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. He is also the co-founder and managing director of the Urology Cancer Charity in UK.

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