WATCH: A surgeon who performs 60 surgical operations a week

2018-09-28 11:35
Doctor Evan Atar Adaha performs a surgery on a Sudanese youth at the only hospital in Kurmuk region of the Blue Nile state. (File: AFP)

Doctor Evan Atar Adaha performs a surgery on a Sudanese youth at the only hospital in Kurmuk region of the Blue Nile state. (File: AFP)

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South Sudanese surgeon Evan Atar Adaha was given the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award by the UN for treating tens of thousands of people forced to flee violence and persecution in the country's Upper Nile State.

"I am most happy when I realise the work that I have done has saved somebody from suffering or has saved life," said the 52-year-old doctor.

Adaha runs the only functioning hospital in the Upper Nile State.

The 120-bed facility conducts 60 operations a week and serves more than 200 000 people.

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