‘Quality Must Remain Benchmark of Your Output’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has urged medical practitioners of the Liberia Post Graduate Medical Council (LPGMC) of the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS) that they should do all to maintain quality as the benchmark of their outputs.The VP spoke Friday, June 27, when he served as the inducting officer for the Executive Board and Foundation Fellows of the LPGMC of the LCPS.The VP said he was urging them to uphold quality in their profession all the more such a great necessity especially considering the critical importance and life-saving nature of their professional calling.“This is why on occasions of this brand—swearing in vital leadership organs of professional entities of this high standing—I pivot essentially one and the same mantra.  I implore them to truly pursue their defined mission of correctly nudging the entity on its plotted course forward.  I know enough to recognize that you are governed by an oath that is ever greater—the Hippocratic Oath.”The Liberian Vice President further told them that with the existence of the graduate medical education program, theirs “is the call to steer it on the solid goal-getting course–a trajectory that pivots the yielding of quality products that Liberia can be proud of. The fact is that, in your vocation, multitudes of credential-toting characters less endowed qualitatively pose a serious dilemma for any nation.”“The least we can expect, therefore, is that you will wield existing best practices in the drive to enrich your cohorts with the most impactful course content. This should find justification in the enhancement of our medical care delivery regimen. I sure can trust you on this.”The Vice President emphasized to the board members that they should firstly convince themselves that they are indeed strengthening the College.“The sharpness of the leadership acumen of every board is in even greater demand when we take into account the pervasive scarcity of resources, which sadly is the order of the day. I hence always warn that boards never to shirk in their oversight responsibility to ensure that the emphasis is on quality as much as it is grounded in parsimony.”“You, the Board members and Foundation Fellows, carry the prime responsibility of fashioning result-oriented programmatic systems—systems that will ensure that specialists you produce here are so imbued that they know no fears confronting any professional challenge anywhere,” he told them. Speaking earlier, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Bernice Dahn, said the coming into being of the post graduate medical program was a dream come true for Liberia’s frail health sector, which was badly hit during the country’s civil crisis.Also speaking, Dr. Roseda E. Marshall, president of LCPS, believed that this is the time and season to begin the training of medical specialists for the country.Dr. Marshall, a Pediatrician, disclosed that the country does not have pathologists, anesthesiologists, hematologists and other specialists so the training of these specialists in the post-graduate program was paramount.Those inducted by Vice President Joseph Boakai included Dr. Marshall, Dr. Robert M. Kpoto, Dr. Benjimin Harris, Dr. Rose Jallah Macauley and Dr. Stephen Kennedy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THE SILVER SCREEN RETURNS TO DORE FOR A NIGHT OF ALTERNATIVE CINEMA

first_imgThe Alternative Community Cinema group which was set up in the west of County Donegal a number of years ago is to hold its first event of 2012 on Saturday 11th February.In recent years the community based group has held various events at which screenings of films and documentaries regarding global issues and matters of current affairs have been shown to audiences in the west Donegal region.The latest event, which will be held in Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar, will feature the the film ‘Even The Rain’, a dramatic film set in Bolivia in the year 2000 which examines the similarities between the colonial occupation of the region 500 years previous by European imperial powers and modern day globalisation, with the fight to prevent privatisation of the Bolivian peoples water supply. The evening will also have guest speakers Ciaran Campbell of the trade union Mandate and Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle, who will speak on the effects privatisation could have in Donegal and the current on going campaign against the household, septic tank and water charges.Event organiser and spokesperson for Alternative Community Cinema, Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said that the projects latest film showing had a very important message considering the current issues facing the people of Ireland today.“Community events such as this are a progressive way of not only educating but also a way in which the community itself can come together to debate, discuss and move forward together. The film itself shows what can be achieved when people pull together and has a very important message for Ireland today” Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said.Stating the current issues in Ireland Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig continued, “Just like the issue which is depicted in this events film, we have a very similar situation forming in our own country today with powers from outside such as the IMF influencing the current government to move toward the privatisation of services such as our water, just as was the case in Bolivia over ten years ago. “And it is also worth noting that one of the private firms involved the Bolivian issue was Veolia, a private global water company who is also now involved here in Donegals water supply. So I think this particular film will resonate with a lot of people here given the fact we are facing threats of water charges and the distinct possibility of the privatisation of our water.”The film night will also feature food for everyone attending and the evening will finish off with live music by the band ‘Wee Small Gods’. Those attending are invited to bring their own drink. The event to be held on Saturday 11th February will start at 7.30pm sharp and admission is free. For more information you can contact the event organiser Micheál Cholm on 0868845476.ENDS THE SILVER SCREEN RETURNS TO DORE FOR A NIGHT OF ALTERNATIVE CINEMA was last modified: February 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alternative Community CinemaDorelast_img read more

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