2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Elizabeth Khadija Tissingh (Medicine, 2008), is working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo to support COVID-19 hospital preparedness and clinical case management for the province of Kongo Central under the King’s Global Health Partnerships’ initiative.
She shares: ‘I feel tremendously privileged to be able to contribute to improving health outcomes in the NHS and in the DRC. I had hoped to have a career that bridged these worlds and am so grateful that I am able to do that- especially at a time when global solidarity has never been more important.’
I have never really considered ‘service’ as being something optional or something separate from the rest of life. Life is at its best when it is lived and shared with others; giving to others - in whatever form you choose- is part of what it means to be human.’
There are so many different facets to this crisis, and King’s is in a very strong position to use its expertise to understand the virus and help society deal with it. Our community of donors, alumni and friends has never been more important. Your strength, generosity and passion are what drives us on and enable us to make a positive difference. To all of you, I would like to say a sincere thank you.