Dr Kodom, the "Doctor of the Poor", named "Africa’s best promoter of social works 2021"
Publié le mercredi 13 octobre 2021, par Gabinho
He is one of those Togolese who make their country talk well around the world but also internally.
This thanks to his devotion to the health cause of his compatriots and also Africans residing in the countries of the continent where his NGO, AIMES-AFRIQUE is established. It seems, moreover, that it is this devotion that has earned him consecrations to major events or occasions. The last of these meetings was the 16th meeting of African leaders from the 5 economic regions of the continent for the 16th African Development Prize (PADEV), from September 24 to 27, 2021, in Kigali, Rwanda. Here again, Dr Serge Michel Kodom, as it was him, was among the guests and laureates to be honored with distinctions at the traditional evening of September 27 at the Grand Hotel Marriott, in the Rwandan capital. Indeed, at this evening, it was a question for the political and administrative authorities of Rwanda to reward leaders and builders of Africa whose works in their respective sectors of activity constitute models of contribution to development and which positively impact their countries and hence the African continent.
Receiving his distinction, Dr Kodom, rightly nicknamed "the doctor of the poor" and whose initiatives today extend beyond the borders of Togo, this slender country of West Africa, did not hesitate to dedicate this award to all his medical colleagues and especially those who have passed the weapon to the left in their efforts to fight Covid-19 by taking care of patients suffering from this disease which has been abusing the whole world since early 2020.
“It’s a surprise but also joy and pride to receive this Award. I am very delighted with the choice made to me to receive this new distinction of "Best African Promoter of Social Works" in the category "African Prize for Merit and Excellence", so he expressed his emotion, once his prize received. It can be said without being mistaken that the Doctor of the Poor, with this new prize, made even more entry into the circle of the great, since, just like him, on the same podium of Marriott Hotel, distinctions were awarded to the former President of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, to the Vice-President of the National Assembly of Senegal, Dr Cheik Tidiane Ngadio, Minister Tidiane Thiam ...
Dr Kodom, who is he ?
To this question, here is what it is important to know about the background or profile of this medical practitioner, in his forties, married and father of 4 children.
‘‘ Of Togolese nationality but convinced Pan-Africanist, Dr KODOM is a doctor whose popularity exceeds the Togolese borders. A graduate of the universities of Lomé, TOGO and Pierre Marie Curie (France), he embarked on a professional career as a doctor in 2005. He is a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, in health management and in Humanitarian Medicine. In 2007, he created the IMMACULEE CONCEPTION CLINIC, which over time became the DR KODOM INTERNATIONAL CLINIC. Within this company, Dr KODOM is the Managing Director, Chief Physician and manages a team of professional and dynamic health workers serving the patients he treats with dexterity.
Elected and active member of the Council of the National Order of Doctors of Togo, he is a Medical Expert approved by the courts and tribunals of the Togolese Republic. Concerned about the social problems that undermine rural communities, and embracing humanist values, in January 2005 he created the International Association of Doctors for the Promotion of Education and Health in Africa (AIMES-AFRIQUE). This international organization will shine through noble and salutary actions, in this case the free medical and surgical humanitarian missions to save lives in rural and prison areas and to enhance the human person.
1st international NGO specializing in free humanitarian medical and surgical missions, AIMES- AFRIQUE is now present in 15 countries including 10 in Africa and 5 outside the African continent, with more than 1,500 active members and performs an average of 3,000 to 5,000 surgical operations free per year for rural populations in Africa. He works in the fields of education and community development. With this capital, his organization AIMES-AFRIQUE obtained in 2013 the Economic and Social Consultative Status of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC) and in 2014 was accredited and elected Member of the General Assembly of the Economic Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOC AU).
In view of his dynamism and his relevant innovative ideas for the development of Africa, Dr Serge Michel KODOM chaired from 2014 to 2018, the Intersectoral Commission responsible for promoting the 2063 agenda of the African Union. A tireless doctor, Dr Serge Michel KODOM is a model for African youth and a man of the field steeped in talents and multiple skills. He is a reference for many entrepreneurs and his good nature makes him a muse of the rising generation. Producer of the famous musical group TOOFAN from Togo, Sponsor of several mandates of JCI TOGO, Winner of the JCI TOYP Prize among the 10 most remarkable young people in the world, Best personality of the year 2018 from Togo, Dr KODOM is a generational leader who knows how to reap successes and meet challenges. Known as the doctors of the poor and given his great contribution to the development of Togo, he had the merit of being elevated to the rank of KNIGHT and OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF MONO respectively in 2010 and 2019, for services rendered to the nation, distinctions awarded to him by the PRESIDENT OF THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC.
Recently the African Builders Summit recognized Dr KODOM as the GREAT PHARAOH BUILDER of Africa, a distinction making him one of Africa’s best entrepreneurs. Passionate about communication and the media, Dr KODOM specialized and graduated in Medical Journalism at the University of Paris Est Créteil (UPEC) in France. Elected "Personality of the year in 2018 in Togo" and with this potential, his commitment to global health, the reduction of inequalities, sustainable development and his international influence, Dr KODOM Serge Michel is admitted and joins the prestigious Diplomatic Club of Geneva in Switzerland in 2020. Since August 2020, Dr KODOM is the promoter of the 1st 100% health television channel SOS-DOCTEUR TV 24/7 SOS DOCTEUR TV, a thematic HEALTH channel specializing in the promotion of health education in through the production of HEALTH programs and information at the service of the populations for "A HEALTH FOR ALL" ’’.
As a reminder, the African Development Prize (Padev) is an initiative of the 225 Foundation, in partnership with the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB). For the initiators, through this award, it is a question of working to establish a culture of work, merit and excellence as cardinal values of African society. Who says better ?