On Friday June 30th, 2017 the Krio Descendants Union Global (KDU) led by the Health Committee presented a check to the mother of the late Dr Ryan Bankole-Gibson, Ms. Nduka W Reffell.
A Certificate of appreciation and honorary Lifetime Membership with a monetary donation was presented on behalf of the group by our KDU Young Adults leader in Freetown Mr. Claudius Brad Coker
Dr Ryan was an integral part of the first Krio Descendants Family Reunion in Freetown this past December and played a very important role in the planning and execution of the KDU Health outreach, “A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE FREETOWN COMMUNITY” held at The Vine Memorial Mission facility.
The composite team with its partners saw almost 400 men, women and children. In addition the children were kept busy in an interactive session learning through play, dance and reading they were also given information on dental health by our volunteer dentist. The health team was made up of Nurses, Nurse-Practitioners, Nurse-Midwives, Physical Therapists and Doctors.
As a result of the success of this inaugural event,KDU Global has decided it will continue its Health Outreach to the Freetown Community as an annual event.
Kudos to our KDU Global Secretary as she is featured as one of Dallas/Fort Worth 100 Top Nurses. See article below.
“This Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) was born and raised in Sierra Leone, educated as a Nurse and Midwife in England, where she practiced for two years before moving to Dallas. She has practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN) for 27 years total at the PHHS; 24 of those as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has a calling to care for the medically underserved, both locally and globally. She is an alumnus of the Annie Walsh Memorial School and the Methodist Girls’ High School, in Freetown. She is the Co-Chair of the Krio Descendants Union ( KDU) Global Health Committee of the diaspora.
City of Dallas welcomes new Sierra Leone Honorary Consul Patrick R. Jackson
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