However, most people are skeptical I can write medical revision books for students at this age whereas lecturers with PHDs haven’t published any book yet.
They say, “Act like a professional not an ordinary student.” That is the best advice an undergrad can get. There are many students across various institutions of higher learning worldwide; what makes some stand out from the rest is not attending classes but what they do outside the corridors of knowledge. Meet Kenya’s youngest medical author who has not only been a benefactor of medical skills to fellow students but also zealotic about transforming Kenya’s healthcare through his salutary vade mecums.
I am a Medico-Preneur by the name of Suleiman Ndoro Chidunga alias Dr. Audi. At the moment, I reside in Diani, South Coast of Kenya as I await my graduation after successfully completing my Clinical Medicine course in Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology. As young as I might seem to be, I am a blossoming author, Founder and CEO of Medwax Corporation Africa Ltd.
Medwax is a registered start-up medical and health care corporation I founded in February 2017 when I was still an undergrad with the aim of providing medical and health information to the general public. It is subsumed into two wings; Medwax Media Group which deals with medical media production functioning under the website www.theclinic.co.ke providing weekly bulletins, magazines and YouTube podcasts. The second wing is Medwax Publishers which was as a result of my writing undertakings. Medical publishing companies are premium in Africa making it an expensive venture therefore Medwax Publishers helps other medical writers publish their work.
My media production wing is investing on medical and health information to educate the public on how to nip diseases in the bud. Healthcare in our country is on an average balance and there is need to improve it so that we can be proud of ourselves. I am honored to contribute towards revolutionizing the health sector through my books, for all intents and purposes, urging relevant authorities to ameliorate medical infrastructure and health workforce.Medical infrastructure has two parts the software and the hardware; I focus on the software which involves building capacity amongst the general public by focusing on prevention and early detection.
Writing has been my daily bread and cup of tea ever since I was a kid. Just a pinch of how my wring adventure begun, I would pen down my frustrations to whoever wronged me instead of venturing into confrontations with them whenever I was upset about something.
My passion for writing medical books came out in my final year of study as it was impelled by a determined first year medical student Zulekha Mohammed, who intermittently asked for revision questions. Getting revision questions was not easy so I decided to set a few questions for her on a daily basis. After a while, I thought I could commercialize it by coming up with a book? Fortunately, the idea gave birth to my first book series titled “Test your Anatomy.”
So far I have published three medical books Test your Anatomy MCQs with Answers, Test your Anatomy Essay Revision Questions; which are revision books for a common unit in medical school called Anatomy and The Medical Mentor which is a motivational book that aims at motivating medical students and those who aspire to pursue medicine as a profession. I can write about anything but my focus is mainly on medicine because it is not only a distinguishing feature but also gives solutions to the problems in relation to the challenges medical practitioners encounter.
Apart from the aforementioned trio medical books, I have published two life motivational books on success with reference to public figures’ struggles. Success Secret from Diamond Platnumz, currently in the hands of his manager Babu Tale awaiting approval. This is the one book that I can’t wait to release. The other book is about single mothers which I will release it when the time is right to squeeze the juice.
The relationship I share with my readers can be described as gnarly. However, most people are skeptical I can write medical revision books for students at this age whereas lecturers with PHDs haven’t published any book yet. I feel so uncomfortable when people doubtingly ask “are you sure you wrote this?” I have faced many unpleasant questions as a student but this is the question I detest the most. Negative appraisals are good for building oneself but I don’t allow criticism cripple my heart and compliments play first fiddle in my head. Be that as it may, the feedback I get is more welcoming which motivates me to produce more books. Dr. Alkizim and Mr. Muthui of Jomo Kenyatta University of Science And Technology (JKUAT) and Dr. Kinyua from Murang’a KMTC are just a few of the many people who have encouraged and backed me up on my projects.
Optimistically, some years from now my publishing company will be an international entity recognized in regionally and globally. My books alongside those by other writers will also gain large readership.