Three Cuban-trained Liberian medical specialists have returned to Liberia after successfully completing their studies in various medical fields including Clinical Engineering, Clinical Bio-analysis, and Radiology & X-Ray respectively.
The three young medical professionals left the country in 2008 under a Cuba-Liberia Bilateral Scholarship Program to pursue advanced medical studies in that part of the world.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the three have acquired B.Sc Degrees from top Cuban medical institutions of learning. They include Mr. William Wesseh, B.Sc in Clinical Engineering, Mr. Michael Mator, B. Sc in Clinical Bio-analysis, and Varnjah Quincy Quiah, BSc in Radiology & X-Ray respectively.
The release indicated that the three specialists are trained and back in Liberia with the requisite skills and knowledge to join other Liberian professional health experts who are impacting the country’s health sector, which is facing serious post Ebola technical and human resource challenges.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the spokesman and head of the Liberian Foreign Students studying in Cuba, Mr. William Wesseh lauded the Cuban Government for the opportunity and the hospitality accorded them while undergoing their studies in Cuba.
Mr. Wesseh said despite the major challenges faced while undergoing studies in Cuba, they were three out of 12 candidates from Liberia who successfully completed the studies while one female Liberian candidate is left behind with one semester to complete her studies.
Wesseh paid special tribute to Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan and the Assistant Minister for American Affairs, Hon. Sie-Teba Neufville whom he emphasized, had been very supportive and instrumental in ensuring their return home.
The release added that the field of Clinical Engineering basically deals with the purchase, installation, maintenance and repair of medical equipment or generally the regulation of medical equipment.
Clinical Bio-analysis is concerned with laboratory diagnosis of different types of diseases within the human body; while Radiology and X-Ray (medical Radiography and medical radio-physics) deals with the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases using CT-scan, MRI, ultra-sound, Mammogram and Radio-therapy.