TRQN Participants' Stories
“My Expertise is So Useful for Afghan Hospitals”
With 20 years experience, Prof.Dr. Nesar Ahamad Seddiqi is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon and university professor. Although Dr. Seddiqi has been practicing as an orthopaedic surgeon in the Netherlands since the late 1990s, he frequently returns to his country of origin to treat patients and to train young Afghan orthopaedic surgeons.
“I return for short assignments that generally last three months, so I use my time as effectively and efficiently as possible. The experience I gained in Europe in orthopaedics and traumatology is very useful for Afghan hospitals and has a great impact. I regularly return to the Mohamad Dawod Khan Hospital in Kabul, where I train young doctors specializing in orthopaedic surgery. I also perform surgeries and assist with the improvement of reporting systems in the form of scientific conferences and seminars.
I can strongly recommend more qualified Afghans living in Europe to return to participate with the development of our country; there is a great need for knowledge and expertise. I find it very rewarding to be able to contribute in a structural way.”