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04 Mar: Dr. Deborah Persaud: Guyanese Scientist involved in Groundbreaking HIV Cure Case

Guyanese Born Scientist, Dr. Deborah Persaud, who migrated when she was just 16 years old is leading the way with a breakthrough in HIV Treatment. Dr. Persaud who is attached to the John Hopkin’s Children Centre in the US led the investigation that determined that a baby born with HIV had been cured. Read the story below as reported by CBS News. “A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the…

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31 Oct: She Rocks! Dr. Samantha Tross: First Black Female Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK

Only 6% of all surgeons in the United Kingdom are female, and Dr. Samantha Tross is one of them. She’s the first Black British woman to become a consultant Orthopaedic surgeon. Samantha was born in Georgetown Guyana on June 30, 1968 to Sammy and Gwendolin Tross. The second of their four children, she went to St. Gabriel’s Primary School before her diplomat father was assigned to England and the family relocated. Samantha obtained a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree…