An official Learning and Dissemination Event of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Project, supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be held tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, at a resort in Monrovia, a release has said.
According to the release, USAID, through its implementing partner, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP/HRH Project), will conduct the arrangement in collaboration with authorities of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Pre-Service Institutions and Health Partners.
The day-long celebration will be held under the theme, “Celebrating and Promoting Sustainable Pre-Service Education for Quality Human Resources for a Healthy Liberia: MCSP/HRH Empowering Midwives and Medical Laboratory Technicians.”
Direct beneficiaries of the MCSP/HRH Project are Registered Midwifery (RM) and/or Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) Programs; Monrovia-based Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA), Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences; United Methodist University (UMU) and the Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences; Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, in Zorzor, Lofa County, Phebe Paramedical Training Program in Phebe, Bong County, and the Deanna K. Isaacson School of Midwifery, formerly the Midwifery Training Program for the Southeastern Region, located in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
At tomorrow’s event, Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and United States Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health Dr. Peter Coleman, as well as the MCSP and other health workforce partners are expected to participate.
The event will, accordingly, feature cultural performances, sharing of experiences by beneficiaries and partners, while MCSP/HRH will also hold an exhibition to showcase selected high impact interventions focusing on MLTs, RMs, Gender, Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning, Leadership, Management and Development Program and Faculty Development Program.
Prior to Thursday’s event, according to the release, MCSP/HRH Project contributed significantly to USAID/Liberia’s strategy toward strengthening and expanding the country’s skilled health workforce and preventing child and maternal mortality through improving health workforce readiness, reinforcing entry-level RMs and MLTs’ Pre-Service Education.
The MCSP is the result of a global USAID cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries, with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths.