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Health Workers Critical To Ministry???s Positive Impact

Posted by RCG-SL on September 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The Minority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Banadette Lahai, while commending President Koroma for appointing two health professionals to serve as ministers in the Ministry of Health said she is optimistic they will make the expected impact if the doctors, nurses and other health care workers provide the willingness, commitment and patriotism to support their efforts.

Presidential Nominees for the position of Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah and Deputy Minister II (Two), Madam Madina Rahman, have been unanimously ratified by Parliament to serve as substantive Minister of Health and Deputy Minister respectively.

The two nominees, Dr. Fofanah and Madam Rahman, were ratified by Parliament after eminently declared qualified in the Well of Parliament clouded by nurses, doctors and other Health professionals.

The Parliamentarians noted that the two nominees are coming in at a very difficult and challenging time, describing the situation as ‘a time to measure their performances’.

Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah is licensed to practice medicine in both Great Britain and Sierra Leone, and graduated with a BSC in Basic Medical Sciences, Masters in Physiology, MB. Ch. B, and holds an Advanced Diploma in Tropical Medicine accredited by Mastership of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Fofanah also has to his credit an Advance Diploma in Public Health Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin Germany, where he graduated with an Advance Certificate in Vaccinology.

The new Health Minister holds a Joint European Masters in International Health and majored in Communicable Disease Control and prevention for developing countries.

He is a fine and admirable University Lecturer at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) University of Sierra Leone.

The Deputy Minister II (Two), Madam Madina Rahman, is a highly qualified Nurse, worked in reputable health Institutions in the United States and back home has been providing consultancy to the Ministry of Health, coordinating staff training and welfare with a resourceful cordial relationship with the Directorate of Nursing Services.

Madam Rahman is conscientiously particular about the ethics and code of practice in the nursing profession, and Infection Prevention Control.

She diligently served the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Ola During Children’s hospital, Lakka, Lumley and Connaught hospitals, among other pertinent services, rendered to the Ministry.



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