South Sudanese recipients of grants from the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund (GMCTF) in 2020

Author(s): Eluzai Abe Hakim

Consultant Physician, International Adviser to the RCP London on South Sudan

Associate Editor, South Sudan Medical Journal.

The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund (GMCTF) founded in July 1899 supports the education of Sudanese and South Sudanese doctors and each year gives awards to a number of individuals and institutions. The website gives further details. GMCTF supports education in a number of ways; among other things, support has been given in recent years to a number of individuals from South Sudan to help with medical training. 

Nineteen grants in total were awarded to South Sudanese applicants for the year 2020-21. The following applicants agreed that their names may be published in the News section of the South Sudan Medical Journal. 

  • Dr Isaac Agor – MD general Surgery at Adama Hospital Medical College
  • Dr Joice Abdelshams Mustafa Salah – General Surgery at Gondar University College of Medicine and Health Science 
  • Dr Emmanuel Edward Utango Ungen – General Surgery at Arsi University
  • Dr Yousif Abdalla – Paediatrics & Child Health at Gondar University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital
  • Dr Francis Fatur – Degree in Clinical Radiology at Gondar University College of Medicine and Health Science 
  • Dr, Makuir Mayom Philip – Internal Medicine MD0 at Hawassa University College of Medicine
  • Dr Martin Otwang Dak Ajang – Internal Medicine at Alexandria University
  • Dr Darimo James Mark Musa – Internal Medicine at Mekelle University
  • Dr Jok Llual – - Speciality in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College
  • Dr Garang Apiu – Psychiatry at St. Paul’s Hospital Medical Millennium College 
  • Dr Amos Swaka - MMed Orthopaedic Surgery at Makerere University
  • Dr Gatluak Beliw Jak - Emergency & Critical Care Medicine at Addis Ababa University for Health and Science 
  • Dr Lithjwok Oyath Ayul Lual – Certificate of Specialization in Emergency Medicine at Addis Ababa University College of Health Science 
  • Dr Zacharia Genye - Certificate of specialisation in Orthopaedics and Trauma  
  • Dr Justin Kawac   - Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at St. Paul’s University Millennium Medical College
  • Dr Abak Raphael Mawien Agok - Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at St. Paul’s Hospital Memorial Medical College, Addis Ababa 

Applications for 2021-22 should be made online through the GMCTF website between 1st December 2020 and 28th February 2021. The Committee meeting to consider the applications of shortlisted applicants will take place between mid-March to late April 2021

All applications must be accompanied by two letters of reference and a progress report on those already in receipt of a grant from course supervisors. GMCTF particularly welcomes applications from women.

GMCTF has limited funds, and individual requests for amounts exceeding five thousand sterling pounds (£5000) or equivalent are unlikely to be successful. If an applicant has other sources of funding to contribute to their training, and is eligible for the award of a GMCTF grant, this is likely to improve their chances of an award of a grant. Applicants are encouraged to make clear what other sources of funds they will have in addition to GMCTF support.