- Introduction of KBNF and the role it has embarked upon in West African neuroscience educational developments and health care delivery (including infrastructure developments) and determine the possibility of a partnership role for KBNF with John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center and Liberia.
- Assess the the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center, the national referral center, for the feasibility of establishing a neurosurgical service and advancing neurological care in Liberia.
- Review how a neurosurgical service (serving the needs of 12 million Nigerians in Edo State, Nigeria) began with very limited resources in 2006 by a single neurosurgeon and dedicated members of his family and nursing staff at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, how it has progressed since then and if this model is suitable for Liberia.
- Conduct a neuroscience conference for students and staff, focussing primarily on neuroscience and critical care topics, and encouragement.
- Invite HE President Johnson-Sirleaf on an official visit to Canada for the purposes of raising awareness and funds to support health care development and particularly neuroscience training for medical students in Liberia.
Over the next two weeks, I will get into specifics about what we saw, how things are run and how we can assist.