Three Cuban-trained Liberian medical specialists have returned home after successfully completing studies in various medical fields, including Clinical Engineering, Clinical Bio-analysis, and Radiology & X-Ray respectively in Cuba.
According to the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia, the three young Liberian medical professionals left here in 2008 under a Cuba-Liberia Bilateral Scholarship Program to pursue advanced medical studies in that part of the world, after they were recruited and vetted by the Civil Service Agency (CSA) and the Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Committee of the Ministry of Education.
the three medical specialists include Mr. William Wesseh, B.Sc in Clinical Engineering; Mr. Michael Mator, B.Sc in Clinical Bio-analysis, and Varnjah Quincy Quiah, BSc in Radiology & X-Ray respectively.
The release indicated that the three specialists with requisite skills and knowledge are back to join their professional colleagues, who are impacting the country’s health sector, which is facing serious post Ebola technical and human resource challenges.
Speaking on behalf of his fellow colleagues, the spokesman and head of the Liberian Foreign Students studying in Cuba, William Wesseh, lauded the Cuban Government for the opportunity and the hospitality accorded them while undergoing their studies in Cuba.
Mr. Wesseh, who acquired B.Sc in Clinical Engineering, said despite the huge challenges faced while undergoing studies in Cuba, they were three out of 12 candidates from Liberia, who successfully completed the studies, while one female Liberian candidate is left behind with one semester to complete her studies.
He thanked the Liberian government through the CSA and the Ministry of Education for the moral, technical and financial assistance rendered them, which he noted, was significant in making the realization of their dreams and aspiration, adding, “We have come back to contribute our quota to the Liberian society”.
The Liberian medical specialists also hailed authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its concern and support as well as intervention which he said impacted their learning processes while in that foreign land.
The students’ spokesperson paid special tribute to Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Assistant Minister for American Affairs, Hon. Sie-Teba Neufville whom he emphasized, had been very supportive and instrumental in ensuring their return home.
The release added that the field of Clinical Engineering basically deals with the purchase, installation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment or generally the regulation of medical equipment.
Clinical Bio-analysis is concerned with laboratory diagnosis of different types of diseases within the human body; while Radiology and X-Ray (medical Radiography and medical radio-physics) deals with the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using CT-scan, M R I, ultra-sound, Mammogram and Radio-therapy.