86 graduate from Guyana-Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme

first_imgPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton; Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings and the Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Julio César González Marchante with the 86 new doctors at the Arthur Chung Convention CentreGuyana welcomed 86 new doctors who have successfully completed their training under the Guyana/Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme.The graduation ceremony was held Saturday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre and saw many Government officials in attendance, including: State Minister Joseph Harmon; Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton; Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings; and the Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Julio César González Marchante.Delivering the feature address, Minister Harmon urged the new doctors to commit themselves to selfless and dedicated service as they begin their careers.He reminded that the Guyana/Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme serves as a testimony of the good relationship between the two countries.“The Cuban Scholarship Programme continues to perhaps be the greatest area of assistance, with the Medical Scholarship Programme being the ‘flagship project’ of training and support,” the minister stated.Additionally, Harmon acknowledged that the actual presence of Cuban doctors in Guyana, who provide medical assistance in Guyana, contribute to the overall healthcare delivery system.The minister further highlighted that the hinterland areas are also benefitting, as there has been an increase in doctors assigned to Health Centres in those areas.Moreover, Harmon assured that the friendship and solidarity between the two countries will continue to grow under the current administration.Addressing the interns, Minister Norton urged the graduates to work hard to raise the quality of healthcare in Guyana.He pledged the commitment of government in providing opportunities for them.“The vision of the Ministry of Public Health is to make sure that all the people of Guyana are among the healthiest in the Caribbean and the Americas by the year 2020, and I know that together we can make it happen,” the minister told the graduates.In his remarks, the Cuban Ambassador highlighted the importance of a solid relationship to be maintained between Guyana and Cuba.He said that the Guyana/Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme is a reflection of the solidarity between the two countries: “Only in solidarity will we be able to face the significant challenges we have at present and to achieve a better world that is totally possible.”Following the ceremony, the interns were required to take the Hippocratic Oath which was administered by Minister Cummings.Over the last ten years, 700 doctors have graduated from the Guyana/Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme.last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In 2014, Butler’s 34 punts inside the 20-yard line tied him with Philadelphia’s Donnie Jones for the most in the NFL.Butler originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. He punted in all 16 games for the team that season. In his career, he has punted 216 times for an average of 42.9 yards per kick, with 82 landing inside the 20-yard line. Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals punter Drew Butler watches the flight of a punt during NFL football practice at Cardinals training facility Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. The Cardinals will face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed punter Drew Butler.As per team policy, terms of the new contract were not disclosed.The move, which was announced Monday, means the restricted free agent will be back with the team as he looks to be the team’s primary punter for a second consecutive season.Butler, 26, joined the Cardinals in 2014 while Dave Zastudil battled injury issues, and won the job outright in 2015. In 31 regular season games with the Cardinals, he has 139 punts for 5,903 yards, with 56 of the kicks landing inside the 20-yard line. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more