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Health Ministry receives Eleven Medical Personnel from Nigeria

Health Ministry receives Eleven Medical Personnel from Nigeria

Freetown, Mar. 18, 016 (MOHS) – The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has hosted eleven Nigerian Medical Personnel specialized in different skills to be deployed in different districts in the country two years.  (Group photo of TAC medical team and senior officials of MOHS)

Presenting the team to the Minister of Health and Sanitation in the ministry’s conference hall in Freetown, the Nigeria High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Mrs. Gladys Modupeola Quist-Adebiyi said the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) is a flagship Scheme established in 1987. It was conceptualized and operationalized not only to provide manpower assistance to recipient nations but as a practical demonstration of Nigeria’s commitment to the rapid and sustainable socio-economic development of beneficiary countries.

She reiterated that since the inception of the TAC programme, over 500 volunteers have served in Sierra Leone in various capacities.

“TAC is objectively programmed to give assistance to receiving African, Caribbean and Pacific ((ACP) countries based on assessed and professed needs of recipient countries”, she said.

The Nigeria High Commissioner commended His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for being resilient on the path of the Ebola Response Strategy and his Agenda for Prosperity through massive reconstruction efforts and would hopefully be complimented by the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) scheme in the health sector.

She expressed her appreciation to the Chief Executive Officer of the TAC Nigeria and his team for always putting forward their best with regards the management of the TAC programme, and admonished the volunteers to give their best while in Sierra Leone, as worthy ambassadors.

Receiving the team, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah thanked the High Commissioner for being steadfast in making sure the continuation of this laudable programme continues to surface by providing medical support to Sierra Leone.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo welcomes the medical personnel and expressed assured them of warm reception and hospitality while in the country. He encouraged them to consider themselves as Sierra Leoneans and feel at home.

By Annans Sesay

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