Médecins Sans Frontières Graduates 64 Healthcare Workers in South Sudan, Boosting Medical Care in Malakal
In a significant development for healthcare in South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced the graduation of 64 healthcare workers in Malakal Town, Upper Nile State. The healthcare professionals successfully completed an intensive 18-month training program in Basic Clinical Nursing Care, aimed at enhancing their skills and knowledge to better serve patients in the region.
The graduates, who had previously worked in various capacities at MSF medical facilities in Malakal Town and the Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC), expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude for the training. Angelina Achol, a 26-year-old graduate, stated that the opportunity had built her confidence and equipped her to perform her duties with courage and proficiency.
MSF, known for its humanitarian efforts worldwide, designed a competency-based curriculum tailored to the needs of the existing workforce, with the aim of improving the overall quality of healthcare services provided in the area. The organization’s Country Representative for the MSF Academy in South Sudan, Serviour Dombojena, expressed confidence in the graduates’ abilities, emphasizing their potential to enhance medical care for patients not only in Malakal but also in other parts of the country.
The announcement garnered positive responses from the community, with individuals and supporters congratulating the graduates on their achievements. Many expressed hope that the newly trained healthcare workers would make a substantial difference in South Sudan’s healthcare sector, which is in dire need of skilled professionals.
However, a comment from Gasimo Simon, while acknowledging the significance of the graduation, suggested the necessity of longer training periods to ensure healthcare workers are adequately prepared to deliver high-quality services to the community.
This graduation comes at a crucial time for South Sudan, as the country faces numerous healthcare challenges. The presence of well-trained healthcare workers is vital for addressing the medical needs of the population effectively. MSF’s initiative not only uplifts the skills of the graduates but also contributes to improved patient care in the region.
The graduation of these 64 healthcare workers signifies a step forward in strengthening South Sudan’s healthcare system and improving access to quality medical services. As they embark on their careers, these dedicated professionals are poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of the patients and communities they serve.