Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leonean Diasporan Medico Honoured at Top 100 Health Care Leaders Awards

Dr. Charles Senessie


Dr. Charles Senessie, a Sierra Leone Diaspora Medical Doctor has been awarded at this year’s top 100 Health Care Leaders in the world Awards at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in the United States of America.

Dr. Senessie was nominated and awarded for his dedication and hard work in delivering outstanding health care services in several low and middle-income countries around the world including Sierra Leone. Among the chosen top 100 Health Care Leaders, Dr. Senessie was given the special badge of honour for providing exceptional health care services in hard to reach communities.

The top 100 Health Care Leaders in the World Awards was organized by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare – IFAH (formerly Smart Health Conference) USA. The event brought together hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the world on a common platform, from the 18-20 June 2019.

According to the awards nomination committee, they received a lot of incredible nominations this year, and in choosing the top 100 awardees was a very tough job for their judging committee. “All nominees were adjudged on 5 parameters, namely: overall reach, industry impact, spirit of innovation, future readiness, market demand” The committee further stated that after careful consideration and extensive research their awards committee rated each applicant on every parameter to reach the final list of awardees.

Dr. Charles Senessie is a Sierra Leone Diaspora Medical Professional based in Switzerland. He is the founder and President of the Afro- European Medical and Research Network (AEMRN) and also CEO of Senessie Low-Income Countries Healthcare Services. Dr. Senessie was team lead for diaspora medics during the implementation of the IOM/Japan diaspora medical project in Koinadugu district Northern Sierra Leone and Kailahun district, Eastern Sierra Leone respectively. Recently, he led a team of experienced diaspora health care professionals to deliver free healthcare services in Moyamba District.  He also lectured Dermato-Venereology at the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) in the University of Sierra Leone. He has served in the capacity of Deputy Head of COMAHS Medical team at the Connaught University Teaching Hospital in Freetown. In Switzerland, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Physician at the University Children’s Hospital in Beider Basel (UKBB) and part time Private Practitioner in Zollikofen. He has also worked as a Consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva on several projects.


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