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Posted: Friday 20 August, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine donation supports to combat COVID-19 

L-R-Patricia Heyliger, Supervisor at Cardin Home Sylvester Belle, Health Planner, Min. of Health Delores Harris-Stapleton, Gail-I Cranstoun, Operations Manager at JNF, Sean Callanan, Dean RUSVM Desirée Mc Koy, Director of Operations RUSVM…
By: (RUSVM), Press Release

    St. Kitts and Nevis — Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) donated essential medical supplies and a monetary donation, in total equaling more than EC$110,000, which will assist the Ministry of Health in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collaboration of campus partners.

     

    “Ross Vet has long been a member of this island community, we are committed to giving back,” said Sean Callanan MVB, CERTVR, MRCVS, PHD, FRCPATH, DIPLECVP, dean of RUSVM. “With the unfortunate recent spike in COVID-19 cases, it is our hope that these items will be of great value to the dedicated hospital staff and beyond the pandemic, these items will continue to be of value.”

     

    RUSVM partnered with its parent company, Adtalem Global Education, to provide a ventilator, ten nebulizers, two video laryngoscope kits, and several temperature guns, infrared thermometers, pulse oximeters. The team also provided face shields, digital thermometers, and isolation gowns, which are increasingly needed.

     

    “The Ministry of Health is extremely grateful to RUSVM for its generous donation of essential medical supplies towards the Ministry’s combat against COVID-19. This benevolent gesture is a demonstration that RUSVM recognizes the vital role the health sector must play not only in the fight against the Coronavirus but also to sustain an effective public health system including its response efforts to all health-related challenges,” said Akilah Byron-Nisbett Minister of Health, ICT, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Talent Development. “The Ministry is also extremely pleased that entities such as RUSVM are not only cognizant of their community and cooperative responsibilities but can convert such realization and knowledge into action. An efficient health care system, with high levels of patient satisfaction requires the support of the public and private sector and it is apt at this time to register the continuous benevolence of RUSVM. On behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis I commend all our friends and partners in health and sincerely thank you for your continued collaboration.”

     

    About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982, RUSVM is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative). RUSVM offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information visit veterinary.rossu.edu and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool), Instagram (@rossvetschool) and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).

     

    About Adtalem Global Education

     

    Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading workforce solutions provider, partners with organizations in the healthcare and financial services industries to solve critical workforce talent needs by expanding access to education, certifications and upskilling programs at scale. With a dedicated focus on driving strong outcomes that increase workforce preparedness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to the global community. Adtalem is the parent organization of ACAMS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Adtalem has more than 6,500 employees, a network of more than 116,000 alumni and serves over 82,000 members across 200 countries and territories. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter (@adtalemglobal), LinkedIn or visit adtalem.com for more information.

     

    About BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH)
    BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington working at the crossroads of the private and public sectors to advance research and improve health. BVGH connects people, resources, and ideas across biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, governments, and nonprofits to solve global health issues. BVGH’s work falls under three strategic pillars: expanding access to cancer medicines and technologies in Africa, accelerating research and development (R&D) for diseases of poverty, and building biomedical R&D capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For more information, please visit bvgh.org, follow BVGH on Twitter (@BIOVentures) and LinkedIn.

     


     

     

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