Momoh Ralph Sidikie
Terrence Higgins Trust, London, United Kingdom
Momoh Ralph Sidikie, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, AdvDip FRSPH, MPH (Dissertation)
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
Volunteer and Member of Terrence Higgins Trust
Part-time Lecturer, College of Venereal Disease Prevention, London, UK
My name is Momoh Ralph Sidikie; a Sierra Leonean living in London United Kingdom. I graduated from the School/Faculty of Community Health and Clinical studies University of Sierra Leone in 1993. During my final year medical training, I did three months supervised Hospital internship at Masanga Leprosy/ TB Hospital in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone; where I wrote project report in Community Health, Environmental Health, Maternal and Child Health and Clinical studies (Medicine and Surgery) under the supervision of Doctors Ruben R. Rostand (GI Surgeon) and Rose Largunu (Physician Specialist) in 1992.
Upon graduation in 1993, I subsequently proceeded onto post vocational attachment (Housemanship) after which my services were engaged by the Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in-charge of the school’s teaching Hospital, the Bo Government Hospital from 1994-September, 1995 where I assisted in Antenatal patients screening, Obstetrics and Gynaecological surgeries like Caesarean Section, total and sub-total hysterectomy, vagina hysterectomy and anterior colporrhaphy and myomectomy. On the 5th of October 1995, I was employed by MSF Belgium in the dual capacity serving as in-charge of A&E Department and Supervisor at MSF Hospital; this was about five years into the decade civil war in Sierra Leone, with the role of managing Refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), patients with war related trauma and compiling monthly statistics of attendance, morbidity and mortality. In 1997, I was employed by the catholic Relief Organization-Children Associated with War (CAW) as head of the health component with the role of diagnosing and treating diseases among Conakry Home inmates (Ex-combatants). In 1998, until my resignation ends in August 2004, I was in-charge of the New Police Barracks Clinic with support from UNICEF when its services began. This later became a community Health Centre/Medical Inspection Room (M I Room) for the Sierra Leone Police service personnel, their dependants and the immediate community with support from the Commonwealth Police Team at that time. My responsibilities among others were the requisition and storage of drugs and equipment, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and refer where referral was due.
In October, 2004, I travelled to London United Kingdom where I have combined studies with part-time and voluntary work with Barts and the London NHS Trust (Additional Clinical Services), College of Venereal Disease Prevention London UK (Lecturer) and Terrence Higgins Trust (volunteer and member) to date.
I have studied and worked in the field of Medicine and Health with a wealth of experience in maternal Health and sexual Health but I have much passion for advanced research knowledge and network in sexual Reproductive Health and I hope this course will help me achieve that.