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The Legend Against All Odds

My Journey

by Dr. Alhasan Sisawo Ceesay MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/5/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 466
ISBN : 9781664235519
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 466
ISBN : 9781664235502

About the Book

My struggle for the downtrodden and life objective of providing healthcare delivery to rural Gambia was reinforced by ideas I picked up while a student in Michigan but above for my love and commitment to my fellow villagers. A drowning person swims franticly towards any floating object to cling on it in hope of saving his or her dear precious life. It is form of triumph sane person yearns. We are elated on overcoming be it our fears, failures or a seemingly unsolvable state of difficulty. This work is combination and outcome based up on triumph embellished with angelic hope of bringing health care relief to rural Gambia. It is strong conviction that when one committed to the greater good through hard work hope will be given to intended receivers. Hence, this work is about way a simple but penniless village boy fought against the odds and mountains of inhuman laws at many crossroads of his life. It portrays struggle to be above treacherous waves while clamouring to bring rewarding healthcare service to villagers in the North Bank of the Gambia. Being most of the time jobless and penniless made it all look like an Alice in wonderland fairy tale adventure. The turbulent waves commenced in 1953 when I made up my mind to become part of the solution to rural Gambia’s health service delivery shortage. Even though young I was fully aware that no one could serve our people better other than us indigenous Gambians. This belief propelled me into similar trip or experience Sinbad the sailor or Marco Polo went through. Most of the trials and tribulation I encountered have already been revealed in previous works of mine. Brace yourself and take heart to read about this life before you. This work relates to my eventual graduating from medical school, then returning to the Gambia and working as Medical Officer at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), Banjul and finally establishing NGO: Manding Medical Centre, a village self-help health organisation that provide much needed quality medical services at Njawara North Bank Division of the Gambia, West Africa. Finally this work hopes to inspire, give hope and encouragement to youngsters about how not to give up on life and urge them stay buoyed to face challenges life throws at us in this sojourn. Please allow me express profound gratitude to the numerous friends who were persistent in encouraging me Publish this epic stories.

About the Author

I was born at Njawara Village North Bank of Gambia. I am one of five siblings. I was educated at Kinte Kunda, then Armitage High School, a registered nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Banjul, before embarking to USA on my medical degree quest. I graduated from Alpena Community College with A.A. in biology, Olivet College: B. A. Degree in biology, M.Sc in biology at Michigan Tech University and the MD degree from the American University School of Medicine, Montserrat in 1992. I returned to Gambia and set up a self-help village NGO Manding Medical Centre. Gambia Government and the Badibou authority recognized NGO Manding Medical Centre 1993. It has treated 9000 patients free. I created Gambia Health Credit which is in serve today. I am medical officer at the Royal at the Royal Victoria Hospital on study leave. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital, The Gambia. I hope you will join to bring needed healthcare to rural Gambia.