By Alfred Fornah
A Sierra Leone Diaspora Nurse Practitioner from Atlanta USA, Shodetta Hazley was on the 5th December 2017 accompanied by the MIDA Project Coordinator, Akao Kunikazu to the Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) for a courtesy call.
The Diaspora Nurse is currently in Sierra Leone to participate in the ongoing MIDA Health Care Program dubbed as “Strengthening Sierra Leone Health care system through the deployment of experienced Diaspora Health care workers”
In his statement, ODA’s Deputy Director, Mr Sorie Tholley thanked Madam Hazley for leaving her comfort zone to come and serve her home country. He made reference to some Sierra Leone Diaspora Medical Doctors who were here recently in the country to deliver exceptional free health care services to the people of Koinadugu District. He hoped that Madam Hazley will also use the time she will spend in the country to provide quality healthcare services and as well share her knowledge and expertise with the locals.
In her response, Madam Hazley expressed joy and commitment to serve her country. “To come back home and serve my country is something that I always dream about, and this short term assignment is indeed a step in stone in fulfilling my dream” she explained. She noted that there are lot of Sierra Leonean health care workers in America that really want to come back home and help their country.