"To be a doctor, to save people’s lives and to help them is my credo," Tom Katena, 2017 Aurora Awards winner says.

ARMINFO News Agency, Armenia
 Monday


"To be a doctor, to save people's lives and to help them is my credo,"
Tom Katena, 2017 Aurora Awards winner says.

Yerevan May 22

Ani Mshetsyan. On May 22 Doctor Tom Katena, the winner of Aurora Prize
2017, held an open lecture at Yerevan State Medical University after
Mkhitar Heratsi. He told about his experience at the hospital of
Mother of Mercy, located in Sudan mountains. Katena is a sole
physician at that hospital treating about 700 000 local habitants.

" It does not matter what conditions do we have, it is important what
we deal with. To be a doctor, to save people's lives and to help them
is my credo," Doctor Katena said.

"Yerevan State medical University awarded Ph.D. title to Tom Katena
for his service and humanitarian mission on saving human lives in
Sudan. The appropriate decision was taken by the Scientific Board of
Yerevan Medical University," rector Armen Mouradyanb stated.

Tom Katena could visit Yerevan due to the efforts of Aurora
Humanitarian Initiative and thanks to three Armenian physicians, who
left for Sudan to replace katena at the hospital of Mother of Mercy.
For the period of his stay in Armenia.

Candidates for Aurora prize 2017 will be awarded on may 28, 2017 in
Armenia, within the framework of Aurora Awards Ceremony, and one of
them will become the Winner. The Winner will receive a 100.000 USD
grant, which will give an option to continue the charity race and to
support the organizations which inspired him/her.

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