They call him "The Mad Doctor of Tamale, in Ghana". He sees 30 new patients a day, and doesn't receive a salary. He houses lepers, HIV/AIDS patients, the physically and mentally disabled and the destitute- all of whom would be otherwise left to die. Dr Abdulai's generous heart towards the destitute has earned him the name "MaD DOCTOR" because it is out of the ordinary for a trained medical practitioner to pursue a non-profitable business since the basic reason most people pursue medicine in this part of the world is to escape poverty. A man of a big heart, a man of purpose and a man of generosity. This man has given all is life to serving the needy, mentally and physically disabled. His selflessness is beyond measure. He believes is love for his patients is a cure. He once said "when you give up, dying can be easy. BUT when you become accepted and feel accepted, dying is difficult!!
I believe that this man really deserves the name "MaD DOCTOR" because he has and still 'Making a Difference' ( MaD) in the north, Ghana and the world at large. No wonder he has won several awards including the Martin Luther King Jr Award For Peace and Social Justice. This man is an inspiration to all!!
He is Dr David Abdulai, the founder of Shekhina clinic (in 1989), located in Tamale, the northern region of Ghana. Dr Choggu ( popular name in Tamale), comes from a poor stricken home. He lost is father to leprosy, and his mother and 10 of his siblings to poverty related illnesses leaving him as the only survivor.
Dr Abdulai graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1979 and began work in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital.He has noted in countless interviews that he enjoyed the generosity of others growing up. " I know what it meant to suffer" he said. These and his humble beginnings inspired him to move back to the northern part of Ghana with the sole aim of giving back to the society.
Apart from treating patients and housing many in his hospice center, Dr Choggu also has a "Meals-on-Wheels" program. He provides lunch daily to 150 destitute and mentally ill people within a 65-kilometer distance of the clinic. He believes that love for his patients is cure.
Dr Abdulai's services are funded by donations, including those from the U.S. Department of state and former Ghanaian president Jerry John Rawlings.
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THIS VIDEOS SHOWS SOME OF HIS WORK
SADLY ,HE PASSED ON LAST YEAR.
may his soul rest in peace.
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