South Sudanese Recipients of Grants from the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund (GMCTF) in 2019

Author(s): Dr. Eluzai Abe Hakim, MB.Ch.B, FRCP Edin, FRCP, DTM&H

Consultant Physician, International Adviser to the RCP London on South Sudan & Associate Editor, South Sudan Medical Journal.

The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund supports education of Sudanese and South Sudanese, 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. 

Thirteen grants were awarded. The following people agreed that their names be published. 

Thomas Donguande Palet  Obstetrics and Gynaecology -  St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College – 4 years end date Sept.2020

Malik Edward Swaka Morbe  The Higher Committee of Medical Specialties Egyptian Fellowship Board   Clinical MD  -  5 years end date Feb 2020

Joice Abdelshams Mustafa Salah General Surgery at Gondar University College of Medicine and Health Science, Ethiopia  - 4 years end date Dec 2019

Yousif Abdalla  Paediatrics and Child Health at Gondar University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia  -  3 years end date Jan 2021

Zachaira Peter Ajak Genye  St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Ethiopia - Certificate of Specialization - 4 years end date Dec 2021 

Martin Otwang Dak Ajang  Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine Egypt   -  Internal Medicine  -  4 years end date September 2021

Olang Amon  St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia Speciality in General Surgery (MD)  4 years - end date September 2019

Denis Monday Tabia Zacharia  Aga Khan University Hospital, Dept. of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nairobi, Kenya   - Master Degree Medicine (MMed) - 4 years end date January.2020 

Fardous Charles Waya Abaya  Mbarara University of Science and Technology Dept. of Community Health  -  Master in Public Health  -  2 years end date December 2019

Amanda Billy Berto Madison Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Dept. of Paediatrics and Child Health  -  Master’s Degree - 3 years end date August 2019 

Amos Jada Swaka  Department of Orthopaedics , Makerere University, Uganda  -  MMed Orthopaedics Surgery - 4 years end date August 2021

Jok Thikuiy Gang Lual  St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia  Speciality in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Specialty Certificate in OBGYN - 4 years end date Oct 2020

Applications for 2020 should be made online through the GMCTF website between 1st December 2019 and 28th February 2020. The Committee meeting to consider the applications of shortlisted applicants will take place between mid to late April.

All applications must be accompanied by two letters of reference. 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