12th May 2018 is International Nurses Day – when the world recognises the valued contribution to society of Nurses everywhere. Resurge would like to honour our own dedicated Nurse trainees from Sierra Leone and Ghana. Firstly we would like to celebrate the Graduation of our four Sierra Leonean nurses, Augustine Kamara, Isata Sesay, Fatmata Jalloh and Foday Koroma, (pictured here with Resurge clinical co-ordinator Dickya Labicane) who all completed there SRN training this year and return to Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni as registered nurses. Their hard work, dedication and team spirit has been evident throughout their training and we are immensely proud of them. Thank you to JOA (Jersey Overseas Aid) for their generous funding over the past years to support Nurse training, and in advance for their new funding which will support 5 new nurses through their university training. We would also like to thank Resurge Director and nurse Catherine Liao for her constant mentoring and time given to the group. Catherine was recently joined on a training visit to Sierra Leone by Renette Aubin Boisclair a fellow nurse and colleague from Fraser Valley University in Canada who will continue to offer support to the Resurge Nurse training project.
Half way through their 3-month placement at Ganga Hospital are Ghanaian nurses from Korle-Bu teaching hospital, Richmond Baah, Benedicta Appiah, and Anita Boatema Akoto. They are learning new skills in post surgical recovery which they will in turn teach to the nursing cohort both in Ghana and on training visits to Sierra Leone. This placement is of great value to the nursing project and our thanks go to The Burdett Nursing Trust for funding and as always to Professor Raja Sabapathy for his continued support and for offering this opportunity to Richmond, Benedicta and Anita.
Ghanaian nurses Richmond Baah, Benedicta Appiah, and Anita Boatema Akoto