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MSF graduates over 80 nurses and midwives in Jonglei State

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has passed out 88 nurses and midwives after they completed training in Lankien, Nyirol County of Jonglei State.

 Serviour Dombojena, the Country Representative for MSF Academy for Healthcare urged the graduates to play key role in providing quality health care to the people of Lankien and surrounding areas.

“I congratulate the new group of graduates from Lankien. Their skills and role will be very crucial to help MSF provide quality care to the people of Lankien and surrounding areas,” Dombojena said in a statement on Tuesday.

The graduates underwent two- years training on basic clinical nursing care.

Dombojena said the two-year training programme was based on three pillars: competency-based curriculums, workplace training and clinical mentoring.

Changkuoth Yoal, nurse who was part of the graduates hailed MSF for empowering them with skills to save lives.

“The learning from the academy has made a great impact on me. I learnt a lot of skills that I never practiced before,” Changkuoth said.

He said he was inspired to be a medical practitioner after his mother was treated by MSF for Kala Azar in 2014.

“In 2014, my mother was treated for Kala Azar at an MSF medical facility. Her recovery inspired me to become a medical professional and save lives of the people,” Changkuoth said.

He added that the skills acquired from the training will help him achieve his dream of helping the community as a healthcare worker.

The National Ministry of Health and the MSF Academy for Healthcare initiated the training programme in 2019.

MSF have trained health workers in seven areas, including Lankien and Old Fangak in Jonglei State, Maban and Malakal in Upper Nile State, Pibor, Maruwa and Boma in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, as well as Agok in Abyei Special Administrative Area.

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