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.