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Saving babies in Gambia


Being a pediatrician in Gambia is a challenge.

In a country like Gambia, where hospital infrastructure can be a challenge, medical professionals still work tirelessly to help those in need, especially the most vulnerable, the neonates. One such heroine is Dr. Uduak Okomo, a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist. Uduak is affiliated with MRC unit The Gambia as well as the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Recently Uduak was also one of the proud winners of the OWSD – Elsevier Foundation awards for Early career women scientists in the developing world.

I had the honor of interviewing Uduak, where she told me about what she does, and the challenges of working as a doctor in Gambia.

Follow Uduak also on Twitter!

References:
  1. Find out more about Uduak Okomo: https://www.mrc.gm/uduak-okomo/
  2. Press release about the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier foundation awards: https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/corporate-social-responsibility/five-women-scientists-in-developing-countries-win-2019-owsd-elsevier-foundation-award
  3. A thread of live updates from #AAASmtg where the awards were presented: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/elsevier-at-aaasmtg-live-updates-with-award-winning-women-in-science?sf207681275=1

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