JFK Admin Welcomes 2 Master’s Holders

first_imgDr. (PhD. RN) Wvannie Scott-McDonald has expressly told the Daily Observer about her joy over two Master’s holders who are back to beef the quality at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) at the hospital.Dr. McDonald, who is the General Administrator for John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC), including TNIMA, in Sinkor, said the arrival of the two would help strengthen and augment the manpower at the hospital.Dr. McDonald spoke with the Observer in an exclusive interview at a recognition ceremony for the two ladies—Ada C. Brown-Wraynee and Cynthia Kokro-Bondoe—who earned their Master’s degree in Nursing Education from the Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing in the United States of America in December 2013.Ada and Cynthia, who could not make the December graduation ceremonies in the US because they were in Liberia where they had come to do the remaining of their thesis papers, were blessed to have senior officials, including the Dean of IU—Madam Marion E. Broome, to attend their recognition program, which was held in the conference room of the University of Liberia president, Dr. Emmet Dennis.Other IU officials, who also graced the ceremony, were Mary Beth Riner, Associate Dean for Global Affairs; Deanna Reising, Associate Professor and Evelyn Stephenson, Clinical Assistant Professor. These officials hooded the two graduates.The two fellows, Ada and Cynthia, were sponsored by the USAID/Higher Education for Development Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences, in order to support the implementation of the BSc Midwifery and Nursing degree program to be offered during the next academic year through a UL-TNIMA partnership.As part of their graduate research activity, the two nurses were trained as trainers in the Helping Babies Breathe technique. Since they returned in December, they have trained 154 midwives and nurses on the technique.The Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences is a $2.6 million partnership between the University of Liberia, Indiana University, and University of Massachusetts, supporting development and strengthening of health and life sciences at UL and TNIMA. As part of its mission, grant also supports the development of the undergraduate life sciences at UL and pre-clinical courses at A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine.Also speaking with the Observer, one of the fellows, Ada, said she feels great coming back to augment the workforce at TNIMA. She said she had acquired special skills in managing infant and child mortality, which is high in Liberia. Ada: “When you tell fellow Liberians in the States that you are coming back to Liberia, they tell you ‘are you crazy’. I have the passion for my job and I think Liberia needs me most so I decided to come back.”She said she would be shuttling among UL, TNIMA and JFK, because TNIMA is about to begin a Bachelor of Nursing Program in collaboration with UL.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barcelona forward not ruling out Liverpool move

first_img Luis Suarez Luis Suarez has revealed he would only be interested in a Barclays Premier League return if it was with Liverpool.The Uruguay striker left Anfield for Barcelona in the summer of 2014, months after Manchester City pipped the Reds to the Premier League title.Since then the 29-year-old has struck up a formidable partnership alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Nou Camp – winning the Primera Division, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his first season in Spain.Suarez was idolised by the red half of Merseyside during his three-and-a-half-year stint and, although he intends to stay in Catalonia for the foreseeable future, the former Ajax forward has not ruled out a return.He told the Daily Mail: “I’d prefer to stay here for many more years. I know it doesn’t always turn out that way. But if I had to return to the Premier League, I would only go to Liverpool.“I wouldn’t go to another team. It wouldn’t be a move for money. I’d also love to play again for Ajax as they allowed me to develop as a player in Europe.”Barcelona are currently three points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of the Primera Division, with a game in hand, and on course for another trophy-laden season.Yet with the Premier League title race the most unpredictable in recent memory, with shock leaders Leicester currently five points clear, Suarez admits there are certain aspects of the English game which he misses.“In the Premier League you never really know what is going to happen,” he said. “There is very little between the teams.“Here, three or four teams aside, there is a difference with the smaller teams.“I don’t mean this to sound disrespectful but there are some games where you look at the press and they are asking: ‘Let’s see how many goals Barcelona are going to score today?’ In the Premier League, you never know what is going to happen and that is something I miss.” 1last_img read more