”…This decoration confirms me in the path I have chosen and encourages me for the path which lies ahead, here or elsewhere.”
Dr Najeebullah BINA received the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the Order of Merit) on August 13th from His Excellency the French Ambassador to Afghanistan Mr François Richier as part of a ceremony at the French embassy, in the presence of Dr Eric Cheysson, President of La Chaîne de l’Espoir, and Jean-Roch Serra, General Director.
Dr Najeebullah Bina, a cardiac surgeon graduated from Kabul Medical University and trained in France in this field, has been developing paediatric cardiac surgery at the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul since its opening. In 2008, he performed the first cardiac surgical procedure with a team made up of only Afghan staff. He is currently Head of the cardiac programme and carries out about 300 surgeries every year on children and adults.
Fully dedicated to his country and people, especially children, he states: “…I draw my strength from the children’s smiles…every smile is different.”
Congratulation to Dr Najeebullah BINA !