Barbara van Gessel, MD Global Health & Tropical Medicine
My name is Barbara van Gessel, I am working as a medical officer in Lion Heart Medical Centre, Yele, Sierra Leone. I had the opportunity to specialize in Global Health and Tropical Medicine in the Netherlands. Since then I have worked in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
For 1.5 years I have worked with Sultan as a colleague, him as a community health officer and me as his supervisor. I have been his mentor throughout his stay with us and have been really impressed by his learning curve and hard work. Sultan has a great working mentality, is always willing to help out colleagues, and can work under great pressure and with lack of sleep. I have no doubt he will work hard and will serve his community and people with a kind heart. It will be an honour to help Sultan in his endeavours and his journey to become a medical doctor. Sierra Leone and its people will benefit.