Nurses and Midwives | The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives has held it second Annual General meeting and seminar to deliberate on its vision, mission and to improve higher professional education.
The college also used the occasion to award diploma certificates to the first batch of the Paediatric Associate Members who had successfully graduated from Accra and Tamale training sites and were inducted into the college fellows.
A total of 191 resident associates from Tamale, Kumasi and Accra were also admitted into the college at a colourful ceremony and took the matriculation oath to begin the one year diploma programme.
The three-days Annual General Meeting and Seminar was under the theme: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and SDGs, strengthening Nursing and Midwifery –key to success. In a speech read on behalf for the Minister of Health, Mr Kweku Agyemang Manu by Director of Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Dr Anastasia Yirenkye said the Ghana college of Nurses and Midwives is a body with a perpetual succession to provide specialist health and plant medicine.
Nurses and Midwives | Mr Agyemang Manu said the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s restoration of nurses and midwives allowances was a clear manifestation that it has kept faith with Ghanaians.
He said this would also go a long way to motivate and inspire the nurses and midwives trainees to work hard and come out as competent health professionals to promote health care delivery.
The Minister assured the Rector and board of college that challenges facing the college would be resolved to enhance quality training of nurses and midwives to provide good health care.
Ms Hannah Akua Acquah, Rector of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives in her welcoming address said the college has been mandated to provide specialist and post graduate education to nurses, midwives and continues professionals education.
Nurses and Midwives | She said in 2016, the colleges entered into partnership agreement with a Hospital in Toronto, Canada for sick children (SICK Kids) for a one year Paediatric membership programme for the southern, northern and middle zones of Ghana for 63 members.
The Rector stated that the college had also introduced the Addicted Nursing programme under the Mental Health Nursing to serve as specialist field for nurses and midwives.
Dr Mrs Jemima Dennis- Antwi, President of the College stated that the college had introduced eight programmes namely, emergency, paediatric, patients, oncology, neuroscience, neonatal intensive care, well woman care and haematology.
She urged the new graduates to work hard to maintain integrity and good image of the colleges in order to ensure quality health delivery to Ghanaians.
The President of the college asked the new students who have taken the oath of the college to abide by the rules and regulations to enable them come out as successful health professionals