Emmanuel Taban

AboutEmmanuel Taban

Emmanuel Taban was 17 years old when he arrived in Johannesburg from war-torn South Sudan with nothing. He had only five years of education behind him. Today this former Medunsa student is a highly qualified pulmonologist, with a European Diploma in adult respiratory medicine. During 2020, he was at the forefront of the treatment of Covid-19 patients in ICU. Taban was the first pulmonologist in the world to perform a therapeutic bronchoscopy on a hypoxemic Covid-19 patient, discovering that some deaths from Covid-19 pneumonia are due to fibrinous mucus plugs.