Neurosurgeon at Fann Hospital
Dr. Alioune Badara Thiam is a neurosurgeon working at Fann Hospital under Dr. Seydou Badiane. After studying at the University of Dakar, he decided to remain in Senegal and practice alongside his former professor. Dr. Thiam was recently invited to participate in a training to earn certification in endoscopy procedures. With the financial support of AFLK, he traveled to France for the course. AFLK purchased two pieces of equipment for the hospital so that upon his return, he could begin practicing these life-saving techniques for the first time in this part of Africa. In addition to being able to offer new and innovative care to patients at Fann, Dr. Thiam will also train medical students and other doctors from around Africa in the procedures, helping to ensure its spread to countries and people.
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