Turkey to Train Local Medical Doctors

Posted: October 5, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Lindri Godfrey

Juba — The government of Turkey will train South Sudanese medical doctors in hospitals in Turkey, the minister for Health Hon Dr Michael Milli Hussein has announced.

The minister made this announcement yesterday after a meeting he held at the ministry’s headquarters with the Consul General of Turkey to the Republic of South Sudan Mr Ahmed Ergin.

Dr Hussein explained that they had also discussed possible areas of cooperation between the governments of Turkey and South Sudan especially in the health sector. He also said that Turkey will send health specialists to handle cases of eye diseases in an effort to bridge the human resource gaps in sector.

Meanwhile, Mr Ergin said that Turkey has experience in the health sector and would to share the same with South Sudan.

In another related development, Dr Hussein also met a team from the World Bank led by Mr. Benjamin Loevinsohn. Addressing the press after the meeting Dr Hussein said that the team had come to brief him on their areas of intervention and how they can co-ordinate for best results in these areas of interest.

He said they also discussed issues of pharmaceutical procurements which, he reported, the World Bank will help in next year. Mr Loevinsohn said they also discussed the new World Bank’s finance operation which the ministry will implement to strengthen primary health care provision particularly in Jonglei and Upper Nile states.


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