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Yahya Wardak, Kabul, Afghanistan

I have now gone in another direction, leaving clinical medicine behind in favour of health care. This has completely changed my professional life. Now, rather than simply treating individual patients, I can do something for the health of the large municipalities and the population as a whole.

When I think back to my time in Germany, I remember studying hard, working hard and everything running in an orderly fashion. In the end, these efforts pay great dividends.

I missed the sun and the clear distinction between the seasons when I was in Germany and I didn’t like the long German winters and the dark autumn days.