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TSF 33: Dr Comfort Momoh – MBE, Public Health Specialist and Midwife

Comfort Momoh is a midwife who specializes in the study and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM). She is a public health specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas Trust in London, where in 1997 she set up the African Well Women’s Clinic, dedicated to caring for women affected by FGM. In 1999 Momoh worked as an adviser to the World Health Organisation and in 2001 represented the UK at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to women’s healthcare

I got my job due to…
My caring nature and wanting to give back to the community.

My typical day is..
Promoting and improving health, reaching out to the communities. Raising awareness of good health and giving advice. Devising health policies and assessing health needs Making presentations – Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Writing reports. 

What would you want as your epitaph?
Do not follow where the path leads, rather go where there is no path and leave a trail.

 Who or what is your greatest love?

 What is your definition of true happiness?
True happiness to me is being at peace with myself and people around me, having a meaningful loving relationship with my husband and my family and excellent health.

 When did you last lie?
I don’t lie.

 What talent do you yearn for?
Horse Ridding.

If you could be remembered for one thing what would it be?
My determination to help people, support and reach out to vulnerable people in our society.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness again is to be at peace with myself and people around me.

 What is your greatest fear?
Young people senselessly killing themselves really scares me.

 What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I have no patience whatsoever for lateness.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I have no patience whatsoever for lateness.

 Which living person do you most admire?

What is your greatest extravagance?

 What is your current state of mind?

 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Tolerance and Patience.

 On what occasion do you lie?
Can’t think of any occasion.

 Who should feature next as a Three Six Fiver?
Alimatu Dimonekene.

 What should people look out for? 
Global comfort, also on Facebook and Twitter. Plus my book and clinic for more info.