In loving memory of Aliyu Ndajiwo

On the 11th January 2022, the world unexpectedly lost a true hero. Dr Aliyu Ndajiwo was the very first team member of One.Surgery, eagerly joining the project on the first day and even up til his last day, he continued to work towards achieving universal surgical care for all in the world. Over the years he became an integral part of our One.Surgery family, supporting our work, inspiring our team members, and encouraging us all to achieve our goals.

Throughout his life, Aliyu demonstrated this humanity in so many areas, working tirelessly in the service of others, through the Raise Foundation, the Linitricia Ndajiwo Foundation, InciSioN – International Student Surgical Network as well as One.Surgery.

He was a deeply compassionate man, humble yet inspirational to all who knew him. Through quiet leadership and dedication, he truly envisioned a better world for all. He was a pioneer of the global surgery movement, understanding the dire need to scale up surgical care in low and middle income countries.

He is survived by his wife and two beautiful young children. We would ask all those in the community to please take a moment to leave your tributes, memories and condolensces here, where we will privately collect them for the benefit of Dr Aliyu, his family and children, so that they may always know and remember the man he was and how loved he was by people throughout the world.

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