MONROVIA: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated twenty-seven (27) pieces of laptops and other computer accessories for use at the Liberia Japanese Friendship Maternity Hospital, JFK Medical Center.
The laptops were donated along with several accessories such as webcams, wireless keyboard, and mouse.
According to Madam Sophie Parwon, the Technical Director for Frontier Health Markets (FHM), the initiative was negotiated by FHM and implemented through USAID Liberia.
She also stated that the World today is gravitating from paper-based work to digital technology and therefore JFK staff must take computer training seriously.
According to Madam Parwon, the training program which commenced on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, will continue until September 28, 2023.
Madam Parwon also indicated that those computers on wheels would be used by physicians on duty to improve efficiency at the Maternity hospital and after the training staff of the Medical Center would be knowledgeable on how to use those laptops professionally.
The Management of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical Center and USAID -Liberia through FHM have signed a memorandum of understanding to train a total of One hundred and Sixty-seven (167) staff of both Memorial and Maternity hospitals until September 28, 2023.
Meanwhile, madam Parwon has encouraged participants in the training to pay full attention and grasp the basic concepts of computer usage.
The staff are expected to gain knowledge on the introduction to computer and Windows Operating System.