SGH to Partner with Dogliotti, Others

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Seed Global Health (SGH) to enter into an arrangement with the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia (UL) and other medical training institutions in the country to train medical practitioners who will improve health services in the country. SGH is a United States based organization that seeks to strengthen health education in countries, such as Liberia, challenged by a shortage of health professionals. SGH had earlier expressed interest in working with Liberia.SGH leadership over the weekend disclosed its intention to work with the Liberian government when a four-member delegation led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Vanessa Kerry, paid a courtesy call on the President in Monrovia.President Sirleaf said her administration welcomes the partnership and cooperation with SGH to enhance the country’s healthcare delivery capacities. She underscored the compelling need to provide training for doctors, physicians, nurses as well as mid-wives, adding, “The progress we desire to make must be the best quality to achieve lasting and impressive results.” She said SGH’s intervention in Liberia’s health sector, through the deployment of experienced medical volunteers in partnership with U.S. Peace Corps would tremendously impact the building of a resilient health system in Liberia.The President also encouraged SGH to explore cooperation in the water and sanitation sector, particularly working with schools to ensure facilities are established and sustainably maintained for the good of the students.Dr. Vanessa Kerry said her organization will work with Liberia to help meet its long-term health care and human resource needs. This, she noted, would be done through the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) initiative. GHSP is a public-private collaboration between SGH, the Peace Corps and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The SGH, Dr. Kerry said, brings a rich experience and knowledge of medical and nursing education to resource limited settings. “We provide expertise in site selection and applicant recruitment in addition to coordinating orientation and training, field support, monitoring and evaluation, and debt repayment stipends with expertise to identify effective teaching sites,” Dr. Kerry said.Dr. Kerry, whose team had been in the country working with the Ministry of Health in areas that require quick interventions, expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the audience. While in the country, the SGH team visited the Phebe Hospital in Bong County, Cuttington University in Suakoko, J.F.K. Medical Center, the Tubman National Institute for Medical Arts (TNIMA), as well as the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences.Meanwhile, USA Peace Corps Africa Regional Director, Dick Day, has praised the authorities at the Ministry of Health for the kind of structures already in place, which he said are vital for assisting partners interested in making critical interventions in the heath sector. Mr. Day, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Mark Boulware and Peace Corps Liberia Director Kevin Fleming accompanied Dr. Vanessa Kerry.Established in 2012, the GHSP program is a novel federal initiative addressing vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.The GHSP commits to helping increase clinical care capacities and strengthening health systems in resource-limited settings by cultivating the next generation of local doctors and nurses. The program places US health professionals alongside local medical and nursing faculty counterparts to meet the teaching needs identified at each partner institution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Transfer Talk: Celtic resist chase for big names, Dons deal for McGinn

first_imgDown south there are reports that Chelsea are submitting a £60m offer for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, which would be a club record after Fernando Torres signed for £50m in 2013. It comes after their preferred target, Everton striker Roemlu Lukaku, pledged his future to the Toffees for another season. They are also said to be interested in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic. The countdown to deadline day has now entered single digits but that’s not getting Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers in a sweat.He says even if Celtic qualify for the Champions League group stages on Tuesday evening he is not under any pressure to shop for big name signings.Former Celtic winger Niall McGinn looks set to commit his future to Aberdeen after expressing his desire to stay at Pittodrie. The club will enter talks with the Northern Ireland international who is out of contract at the end of the season.Meanwhile, former Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thomson has left Tranent Juniors just weeks after signing for the club due to media commitments.last_img read more

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Regional airline Flybe will launch additional flig

first_imgRegional airline Flybe will launch additional flights to Avignon from Southampton this winter.An additional Saturday service will complement the existing Wednesday flight from October 24th and will remain operational throughout the winter months.This is to keep up the “unprecedented” demand the airline has experienced on the route, such is the popularity of the South of France with British holidaymakers.Commenting on the route’s expansion, Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said: “We recognise the importance of this popular route for our customers and we are pleased to be able to respond to the demand by offering travellers the extended option to take advantage of the winter warmth.”Mr Rutter went on to say that the carrier understands the importance of maintaining a choice for travellers.The introduction of the Saturday service coincides with the beginning of the half-term holidays, meaning that flights to Avignon are likely to be popular among families.Earlier this month, Flybe announced the second phase of its 2010 summer schedule, which features a number of flights across the UK and Europe.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlybe announces 16 new routes for 2010Regional airline Flybe will introduce routes to four new destinations in FranceFlybe to launch flights to Bournemouth from ManchesterRegional airline Flybe will introduce six weekly flights to Bournemouth from Manchester this summer.Flybe announces new flight between Gatwick and NewquayFlybe announces new flight between Gatwick and Newquaylast_img read more

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