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Over 35 Liberian children are expected to benefit free surgeries from four Spanish medical doctors currently in the country. The Spanish doctors namely; Dr. Fernado Rivilla, Dr. Alfredo De Andres, Dr. Emilio Terol and Dr. Fvensanta Messeover are in the country as the result of an appeal by the Catholic Health Secretariat. They are to perform surgical operations on 35 children, who are suffering from various sicknesses.

Also the four Spanish doctors are here to build the capacity of medical practitioners of the Catholic Health Secretariat. Last Friday, the doctors commenced a week-long training program for medical practitioners of the Catholic Health Secretariat, focusing on pediatric emergencies and general assessment, among other areas.

During the opening session, participants were drilled on how to treat children, who suffered from various illnesses, and were told not to separate the children from their parents while undergoing treatment.

The capacity building training is in continuation of series of trainings being provided by Spanish medical practitioners over the years to their Liberian counterparts.   Over 50 participants are attending the training which is being held on the compound of the Catholic Hospital in Monrovia.

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