Obituary: Dr Bashir Aggrey Abbas Meseka
Dr Bashir Aggrey Abbas Meseka died in Juba, South Sudan on 24 October 2023 following a short illness. At the time of his death, Dr Bashir was working as a senior medical officer at the new Gudele General Hospital.
He was born on 7 September 1987 in Juba. His father was Aggrey Abbas Meseka Bashir of the Moru Muruba Clan, Tore Wande Boma, Mundri West County and his mother Monica Andrea Lado Lojong of the Pojulu Meremyresuk Clan, Bereka Boma, Lainya County.
Dr Bashir started primary education in 1994 at El Etihad Model Primary School and completed secondary school in 2005 at Abdallah Karim Aldin Model School in Khartoum, Sudan. He was then admitted to the University of Juba College of Medicine and graduated in 2013 with a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.
He worked at Juba Teaching Hospital from 2013 – 2017, as well as at Juba Medical Complex as a medical officer. He served as the Medical Director of Yambio General Hospital from 2019 – 2022 and AMREF Maridi County Hospital from 2022 – June 2023.
During these times, Dr Bashir attended several training courses including the Management of Trauma and Burnt Patients organized by ICRC – South Sudan; Basic Urology at the Urology and Nephrology Centre – Al-Mansoura University, Cairo, Egypt; and the Technology of Acupuncture and Tuina training at the Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Science.
Dr Bashir will be missed by the medical fraternity in South Sudan. He was single and described, by his colleagues, as a humble and hardworking young doctor.