AH Young Scholar of the month of November is Armand Koffi Sallah, from Togo!
Armand Koffi Sallah is a 7th-year medical student at the University Saint Thomas d’Aquin in Burkina Faso. He also works as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Oli Health Magazine Organization, an international NGO headquartered in Turkey with an operational base in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
His research interests encompass African Traditional Pharmacopea, health systems and non-communicable diseases screening and follow-up. Although he is yet to conduct and publish a formalized research work, being a 7th-year medical student makes him one year away from presenting his doctoral thesis for scrutiny and certification.
Being an Open Access advocate, Koffi hopes to use his research and scholarly contributions to positively impact as many Africans as possible through improved health conditions in the African Continent.
As a young African researcher, Armand recognizes that he is confronted by a torrent of challenges pervading the African system, which is why in his professional life, he is guided by a simple, powerful ethos: “Dream big and work for it“. He admonishes every young early-career African researcher not to be buckled by the weight of challenges, but to always dream big and be ready to pursue their dreams.
Do you know any other African scholar who is making a difference in their professional space? Please nominate!