Ethiopia Grants Scholarships for 29 S. Sudanese Physicians for Specialization
Twenty-nine South Sudanese medical professionals have been offered full scholarships to enter Ethiopian universities for specialization.
The Ethiopian Embassy in Juba organized a goodbye event for the Medical Doctors, who got full scholarships from the government of Ethiopia, on Thursday.
The 29 doctors are anticipated to arrive in Addis Ababa within a few days. They will get enrolled at various higher universities to specialize in 22 medical specialties starting with the 2021/2022 academic year, according to the Ethiopian Embassy.
The specialties the physicians aim to specialize in include Pediatrics, Gynobs, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Radiology, Oncology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Neuro Surgery, and more.
The curriculum might cost more than a million birr for each student till the doctor graduates.
“You are flying to your second home,” Ambassador Nebil Mahadi stated at the sending off ceremony, noting the socio-cultural parallels between the people of the two nations and the kind reception awaiting them in Ethiopia.
Deputy Director for Medical Training at the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, Doctor Samuel Maketh welcomed Ethiopia’s contributions to his country’s human resource growth and capacity building.
Maketh further commended Ethiopia as the first Country in delivering such vital medical specialized possibilities to approximately this many at the same time.
Dr. Reagan Taban Augustino, representative of the Doctors, expressed his team’s thanks to the Government and People of Ethiopia for the kindness of granting scholarships.
“As a health community, we admire and appreciate the generosity of the Ethiopian government,” stated Dr. Augustio.
“We guarantee you also our entire commitment to finish the research on schedule and return home to use what we have learnt to enhance the health situation of our people.”
Apart from the specialized option granted to the medical practitioners, at least 145 new undergraduate students have already attended Ethiopian colleges utilizing Ethiopia’s free programs in the current 2021/22 academic year.