Professor Ssali: Personal Details
1940 - 1946
Primary Education Kitasa Parish School. Passed grade A, 265 marks out of 300.
1947 - 1953
Secondary education at St. Henry’s College in Kitovu. Passed Cambridge School Certificate with 5 distinctions and 4 credits. Best results in East Africa for that year (1953).
1954 - 1955
Was admitted to Makerere University Kampala for the Higher School Certificate that he passed in 1955. He continued with pre-clinical training in anatomy and physiology for two years followed by clinical years in Medicine and Surgery leading to the degree of MBCHB in 1960.
1960 - 1962
Internship at Mulago Hospital was from January to December 1961. He worked in general medical practice from 1962 after the internship. He worked in Entebbe Hospital for six months followed by one year in Bombo Hospital where he was in charge of medical and surgical problems including obstetrical and gynaecological patients.
1963 - 1967
He returned to Mulago Hospital as a Senior Medical Officer in the department of Ear, Nose and Throat. He obtained a scholarship to understudy as consultant in Ear, Nose and Throat. He was later awarded a scholarship by the Central Government of Uganda to study at the Royal College of Surgeons at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London in 1964. He passed the primary FRCS in London in April 1965 and proceeded to practical training in the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thereafter, he worked as a registrar at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland.
Later on he worked at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh as a registrar as part of his training. He passed the final examination of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in April 1967. This is the highest examination degree in medicine and surgery.
Married Miss Margaret Nansamba.
He returned to Uganda and started working in Mulago Hospital as a senior registrar in the department of Ear, Nose and Throat. He was responsible for all the surgical and clinical work in the department while under the supervision of Professor Steen.
1974 - 1979
Dr. Ssali was appointed Professor and head of the department for ear, nose and throat diseases which included teaching medical students and running the department as a specialist in Ear, Nose and Throat. He was the consultant for the Government of Uganda and Makerere University in related problems.
1979 - 1984
Professor Ssali left Uganda and went to Kenya. He was appointed consultant surgeon in Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi Kenya’ with responsibilities to treat patients and teach medical students.
1984 - 1987
Dr. Ssali left Kenya and settled in the United Kingdom where he worked as a consultant in the National Health Service (NHS). He worked in the Stevenage General Hospital, London; Princess Margaret Hospital, London; Victoria General Hospital; Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland, as a consultant, surgeon in ear, nose and throat. He was also a consultant in the Royal Infirmary in Carlisle, England.
1987 - 1988
Professor Ssali was appointed consultant in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Central Hospital.
1988 - 1992
Dr. Ssali resumed his duties in the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. Again he worked as a consultant in Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.) together with Dr. James Tivendale in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland and other district hospitals.