first_imgThe Deputy Minister-Designate of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, has urged laboratory technicians in Liberia to help make a difference in the profession.Speaking on Wednesday at a Lab Week Conference held at the Monrovia City Hall, Dr. Kateh told lab technicians that their roles in building a resilient health system in the country is critical and must involve research.“We want to urge you to use Face Book for learning, focusing particularly your weaknesses and not your successes. Use Face Book  to correct the little things that you forget about and be able to make progress,” he stressed.According to him, efforts by technicians and other health workers would help in supporting the government and its partners in building a resilient health system for Liberia, considering the impact of the deadly Ebola virus in the lives of the people and on the country at large.“You cannot have a clinic, or hospital if we don’t have lab technicians to provide the necessary lab results for treatment. This is one of the reasons that make your area very important.”  He further said that as a clinician, it is important to have the right equipment in order to produce the right diagnoses to treat patients.Dr. Kateh noted that without continued education in such a critical area as health, lab technicians stand to forget some of the basic things that are cardinal to  providing better services  to patients. “A simple information error by a clinician can create untold consequences,” he warned, noting that it is important for lab  technicians always to be on top of their profession.  Dr. Karteh is also Chief Medical Officer at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.Contributing, Dr. Patrick Kpanyen called on the government and its partners to invest in research, particularly in laboratory technicians to get a functional sector to benefit patients.According to him, investing in this field would support a better health system benefitting to the people, adding that the human capacity must be seen as one of the best ways to build the country’s health system.“We need to invest in lab research,  especially in lab diagnostics education,” he suggested. Many of these people have the potential and we need also to help them  graduate from certificate to diploma and beyond, in order to enable them to realize their dreams.”   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgJacó Happenings Friday June 14, Rootz Fest will be live at the Green Room Café featuring Marlon Asher, Michael Livingston, Macfire Don, Acon and Marswell. Show starts at 8 p.m. and costs ₡10,000. The Green Room Café is located in front of the ICE building in the center of Jaco. For more information, call 2643-4425. On, Saturday June 15, the Punto Surf Quarter Finals of the Metropolitanas 2013 sponsored by Hurley will take place in Playa Hermosa in front of Outback Surf Hotel. Also, Saturday, in celebration of Father’s Day: out in Pueblo Nuevo, it is the “Baile con Grupo Los De La K-lle.” It is being held at Rancho at 7 p.m. for ₡4,000. For more information, call 2637-0254. Thursday June 20 is International Surfing Day, and it also marks the official groundbreaking of Croc’s Casino Resort in Jacó Beach, which is hoping to be open for next high season. Owners Dag and Jennifer Hascall are bringing the hotel-casino-resort to the north end of Jacó, and it will feature 152 hotel rooms, 44 luxurious condominium residences, a beachfront resort pool, restaurants, disco, spa, the “Croc Habitat,” a retail shopping area and a convention facility. For more info, visit www.crocscasinoresort.com, call 6006-9021 or contact estaban@crocscasinoresort.com.Mark your calendars for this year’s largest and closest super moon, which will occur on Sunday, June 2, and will be the moon’s closest encounter with the Earth in a long time. No place better than to spend it in Jacó Beach.The Feria Interinstitucional Garabito 2013 is an interagency fair that began in 2011 as a joint project of public force with the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce in an effort to unify all the public institutions of Garabito. The day displays the functions of each entity, and offers cultural and recreational activities for residents.  The fair is being held on June 28 beginning with a parade on the main street leaving from Importadora Monge at 9 a.m. The parade will feature bands, dance groups, stilts, clowns, vehicles and official mascots of the involved institutions. Later, there will be activities in the Central Park of Jacó, such as presentations of typical dancing, clowns, stilts, pintacaritas, balloon twisting, games for children, displays of Red Cross, firemen, OIJ canine unit, special groups of security forces, presentation of bands, informative awnings, and many more activities. For more info, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 2643-2853Lastly, the III Fecha Campeonato Nacionalspeed Cross is being held on June 30t at the Pista San Martin Jacó. Cover is ₡3,000.–Christina Truittchristina_truitt@yahoo.com Facebook Commentscenter_img No related posts.last_img read more