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Sierra Leone News: 19 doctors and nurses to get paediatric training in China

Dr. Brima Kargbo, Chinese Team and the 19 doctors and nurses

Dr. Brima Kargbo, Chinese Team and the 19 doctors and nurses

The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone has sent 19 doctors and nurses to China for a six-week pediatric critical care training.
The training commenced yesterday 2 August 2017 and will conclude on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in Hunan Children’s Hospital in Hunan Province, which is known for it excellent health care system and home of the Chinese medical teams to Sierra Leone.
Five Sierra Leonean nurses working at the Jui Friendship Hospital went for technical training in China on Tuesday 18 July 2017.
According to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Brima Kargbo, this was not the first support from the Chinese government in the area of staff capacity building. “Many of our staff have benefitted immensely from these training programs; with enhanced skills,” he commented. The CMO said the 19 beneficiaries should behave themselves appropriately while in China.
The Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy Shen Xiaokai, said he was happy to see 19 smiling faces in the conference room preparing for the task ahead in China.
According to him, some 30 years ago, China was experiencing similar challenges like Sierra Leone in its child health care, but with hard work and innovation, China was able to overcome those challenges.
He expressed confidence that Sierra Leone could overcome these challenges like China did with commitment and dedication. He added, “China will continue to provide both technical and logistical support to Sierra Leone.”
“Thirty nurses will soon go to China for malaria prevention and control training. He said, “The Chinese Embassy will provide training opportunities in different fields for 100 doctors and nurses in 2018.
Speaking on behalf of the 19 beneficiaries, Matilda Sia Sandy, said this is a way of transforming the country’s health sector.
She pledged on behalf of her colleagues that they would do their best to achieve success during the course and would replicate their knowledge at home after the training.
AMK/2/8/17
By Alhaji M. Kamara
Thursday August 03, 2017.

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