Canadian Country Engagement Team Member
Update from Liberia
Direct Medical Services and Mentoring
Leadership Development Training
In May 2021, Mercy Ships and the Liberian Ministry of Health hosted a Surgical Care System Needs in Liberia Workshop. The workshop participants identified leadership training as a high priority.
Mercy Ships responded and offered to teach a three-day leadership course. The training took place in three different hospitals: J.J. Dossen Hospital in Harper, Maryland County, Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County as well as ELWA Hospital in Montserrado County.
Following this training, several medical professionals decided to continue in this program and participate in the two-year leadership development course, a training program for leadership groups. The goal is to improve leadership performance for the individual leader and the leadership group.
Thanks to donors’ support, members of the Country Engagement Team like Annick have lived and worked in Liberia for the past year. While in the country, they can also engage more effectively with their Liberian colleagues and people from other organizations and backgrounds. Annick reflected that it is always interesting to exchange ideas and share learning with people from different fields in both a professional situation and in more relaxed occasions.
A special acknowledgement goes to our colleagues at Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), who operate two small Cessna in Liberia. The assistance of MAF allowed the Mercy Ships team to reach the hospitals for the leadership training.
While Mercy Ships’ newest vessel, the Global Mercy, has been gleaning some of the photo highlights in recent weeks (as the equipping phase takes place in Europe), we trust that you will also enjoy a few of Annick’s photos from Liberia.
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Canadian Annick Sylvestre on secondment to Mercy Ships provides an update on Mercy Ships recent medical capacity building work in Liberia.