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Becoming a Papal Awardee: Professor Noble Banadda’s Story

  • In General
  • 26 Nov 2018 - 5:57pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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Prof. Noble Banadda (Right) receives his Pius XI Medal from His Holiness Pope Frances (Left) at the award ceremony on 12th November 2018 in the Vatican.

Professor Noble Ephraim Banadda grew up dreaming of becoming a medical doctor like some of the close relatives he grew up admiring. Born in May 1975, his early childhood was spent around doctors of the Mulago National Referral hospital in Kampala (Uganda). He vividly remembers afternoons spent in the doctors’ cafeteria surrounded by doctors in pristine white lab coats, discussing difficult cases of the day around a white table while taking tea from white teacups. The young Noble admired these intelligent folks and wanted to be like them. This attraction towards medicine was cemented by his cousins and brothers who later studied human and animal medicine.

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