Dr. Emmanuel Yao Voado, MD
Dr. Emmanuel Voado, MD., is a Ghanaian neurosurgeon trained in Cuba. He was the medical doctor who first opened a neurosurgical service in the country of Belize. He practiced there for 5 years before going to the United States where he resided with his family for 6 years before relocating to Africa in September, 2013. He is Belizean and American citizen by naturalization.
Born in 1971 to a Christian family of scarce resources in Tefle, Volta Region, Ghana, he always dreamed of breaking the back bone of poverty though education. At the age of 12, he received a prophecy that he would be going abroad to further his studies. In 1985, at 14, the prophecy was accomplished but not without difficulties. After taking the exams to send students to Cuba, he placed first in his district but was replaced by the son of the most powerful politician of the district. A concerned citizen sent him to the office of President Jerry John Rawlings, when he was allowed to participate in the national test in which he became first. This event was indeed a shock to many. He was in Cuba for 17 years, right from the junior high school to the medical school and subsequently to the postgraduate specialist course of Neurosurgery. While in Cuba as a student, he continued the brilliant academic work; he won many awards including best student in Chemistry at the Cuban National Level Quizzes for 3 consecutive years where students from 35 countries then studied. He wrote an Organic Chemistry book which was meant for the preparation of the high performance students who aspired to participate in the World Olympiad of Chemistry. He was summa cum laude (first) in all the levels of education including the medical school and the Specialty of Neurosurgery. At the end of the neurosurgical training, he wrote another book in the field of Spinal Surgery called Lumbosacral Discopathies.
When he completed the Neurosurgical course in 2001, the people of Belize found him and took him to that country as they needed Neurosurgical Services which they had never had the privilege of enjoying locally. He performed simple and complex surgeries on many people including the elite of Belize with no surgical mortality in his 5 consecutive years of practice.
In the US, under Dr. Robert Grossman, a well known neurosurgeon, he worked as a Clinical Research Specialist where he was invited by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons of America to present six papers in their international conferences.
Now he is working diligently on the cure of Spinal Cord Injuries.
All the countries he lived in contributed in some way to shaping his world view in the subconscious level when he came to the conscious realization that a meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being prefect… It is all about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. It is only then that we could have a full, happy and contented life. That is the motive why by divine grace, he had been able to abandon the lucrative and most rewarding jobs in the Diaspora and now he has come back home to give back to his people after 28 years of crisscrossing the world.
The Kingdom City, under the umbrella of the COSMOPOLITAN AID FOUNDATION (CAF) is a complex of projects which, through local and outreach programs, will help alleviate the problems of the helpless, the destitute, the orphans and vulnerable children, the widows, the elderly, the mentally disabled, the physically disabled including the deaf and the blind, students, patients and the population at large.
People from all walks of life all over the world are adding to this crusade and movement each day to see this vision come to fruition. Many students from Africa and the under- privileged ones of the developed countries who will be receiving education in the Cosmopolitan University will be encouraged to go and do likewise on their return to their home countries.