A REFUGEE’S epic journey to triumph is an autobiography of Dr Emmanuel Taban, who is named by the New African Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in 2020.
Taban emerged with a novel technique of mucus extraction from the lungs in the midst of Covid-19. Applying an already existing but complex procedure of flexible fibre optic bronchoscopy (FFB), Taban uses the see it and treat it technique by which he is able to see the mucus and remove it from the lungs.
He is the first in the world to undertake this intricate procedure. Taban’s story epitomises the spectre of the permanence of premature possibility of death that is inspired by absence of caring, the politics of greed, injustice, bigotry and ignorance.